Frances E. Riggs
Frances E. Riggs, 84, of Shelbyville, passed away September 8, 2017 at her residence.
Born November 6, 1932 in New Washington, Indiana, she was the daughter of Ralph and
Virginia (Hooker) Graves. She married Earl J. Riggs in April 1950 and he passed away in
March of 2004.
Survivors include sons Dennis M. Riggs (wife Sharon) of New Albany, and Darrell S. Riggs
(wife Elizabeth) of Shelbyville; grandchildren Kristina Farmer (husband David), Melanie Fox
(husband Matt), Stephenie Riggs, Gwen Witte, Tiffany Riggs (fiancé Kevin Kredit), Cody
Riggs; 12 great grandchildren, and 2 great – great grandchildren. She was preceded in death
by her parents, spouse, son Stephen E. Riggs, and brother Glen Graves.
Mrs. Riggs had lived in this area since 1947, after moving from New Washington. She attended
beauty school in Indianapolis with several friends from Shelbyville, and went on to open a successful
shop out of her home, Fran’s Beauty Salon, which she operated for over 35 years. She also had
worked at General Electric in Shelbyville for several years. She attended New Washington High
School, and was a member of First Christian Church and Town & Country Christian Church.
Frances loved cooking for family gatherings and holidays, which she did for many years. Her home
was the “Grand Central Station” for her family. She enjoyed spending time with her family and
Funeral services will be Friday September 15, 2017 at 10:30 am at Glenn E. George & Son Funeral
Home, 437 Amos Road, with visitation there on Thursday evening September 14th from 4-8:00 pm.
Rev. Alicia Gross will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to American Red Cross in care of the funeral home, to aid
Dennis, I am so sorry to hear about your mother passing. I lost my mother just months after your father passed in 2004. We share a common bond and if you're agreeable, I would like to talk with you. My cell number is: (317) 696-3206 and I live in Martinsville. I hope to hear from you and again, please know how sorry I am about your mother. It sounds like she was a lovely lady. Most sincerely, Jane
Elizabeth and Darrell, sorry for your loss. Know that you both and the family, are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in knowing that she is with God and all her heavenly family now. Love to all at this time.
Kristi I am very sorry to hear of the passing of your grandmother. I have many found memories of us spending the night and how much fun she would make our overnight stays. Prays for you and your family. Hugs.