Marie J. Houser Riggs, 89, of Paducah, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Providence Pointe Healthcare in Paducah.
Mrs. Riggs was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and the Daughters of Isabella. She worked at Sears for 10 years and then retired as Registrar for the St. Mary School Systems after 32 years. Marie and her husband Charlie also volunteered in the food service department for the Paducah Lions Club Telethon of Stars for 22 years.
Marie is survived by her husband, Charles M. ‘Charlie’ Riggs Sr. of 73 years; three daughters, Linda Cissell (Paul) of Paducah, Nancy Danneker (Joe) of Mobile, Alabama and Saundra Keeling of Benton; a son, Jimmy Lloyd Riggs (Anita) of Ozark, Illinois; ten grandchildren, Paula Cissell of Louisville, Christina ‘Christi’ Peters (Chris) of Evansville, Indiana, Jason M. Cissell of Louisville, Holly David of Richmond, Virginia, Emily Fowers of Louisville, Casey Riggs (Adrienne) of Benton, Erin Cardona (Luis) of Perry Georgia, Blake Keeling of Benton, Ryan Keeling of Denver, Colorado and Victoria ‘Vickie’ Riggs of Symsonia; four step-grandchildren, Jason Whittle, Kelly Hill and Ryan Whittle all of Marion, Illinois and Mickie Bishop of Paducah; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Charles M. ‘Chuck’ Riggs Jr.; a grandson, Michael Cissell; a sister, Frances Anita Houser Terrell; a brother, Fred Eugene Houser. Her parents were Lloyd G. and Jeanette Marie Greif Houser.
A funeral mass will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at St. Franics de Sales Catholic Church with Father Brian Johnson officiating.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021 at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Prayers will be said at 4:30 p.m.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to, St. Mary School System, 1243 Elmdale Rd, Paducah, KY 42003; St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, 116 S 6th St, Paducah, KY 42001 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.
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