On April 6, 2019, Beverly Jean (Thornburg) Riggs, went home to spend everlasting eternity with the Lord and her husband, Howard W. Riggs, whom she married on October 12, 1951. He preceded her in death on September 12, 1990.
Beverly was born in Muncie on January 13, 1930, to Leo and Mable (Oliver) Thornburg. They, along with her older brother, Gail Thornburg, whom she adored even after his death, moved to Hartford City, where she attended school and graduated from Hartford City High in 1948. Beverly and Howard moved to Marion in 1957.
Beverly had many things she enjoyed doing with her time, but her first love was genealogy. Before life made her slow down, she had some family found which went back eight generations. She also enjoyed tole painting, scrapbooking, knitting/crocheting, and NASCAR. At one time she spent some of her time serving as Treasurer for the First Assembly of God on 29th Street in Marion. She later attended Lighthouse Assembly of God, which was closer to home.
She leaves behind her three daughters, Kathy Gale Dickerson, Terri Lynn Reynolds, and Sandra Lou Riggs; eight grandchildren, Kris Riggs, Angela (Phillip) Dickerson, Sharifa Moore, Rachel (Eric) Creech, Mark (Suzanne) Reynolds, Adam Reynolds, Brian Riggs, and Dustin Riggs. Additionally, she was blessed with seven great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She will also be missed by her kitty, Angel.
The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City, IN.
Immediately following the time of visitation, Beverly’s funeral service will begin at 12 noon with Chaplain Randy Thornburg officiating. Burial will take place at Asbury United Methodist Cemetery in Wells County (SR 3, 1100 S).
Memorial contributions can be made to Heart to Heart Hospice, 1385 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, IN 46952. Without them, we would not have made it through this difficult time.
Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.