Leora K. Rigsby

July 21, 1932October 11, 2020

Leora Kathryn "Katie" Rigsby went to be with the Angels that she loved on Sunday, October 11, 2020. Katie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and step great grandmother. She was also a sister, aunt and best friend. Katie touched many people in her 88 years.

Katie was born at home in Green County, Indiana on July 21, 1932. She graduated from Freedom High School in 1950. She was an active member of her church and a member of the Eastern Star of Spencer, Indiana.

Katie was a homemaker all of her life. She loved to bake and was well known for her chocolate chip cookies. She sewed and has been quilting for years. Katie crocheted and kept busy making all kinds of crafts. She loved to read and she played piano for several of the churches she attended over the years. She also loved collecting angels.

Katie leaves behind her loving family: husband of 69 years, Owen Clifford "Cliff" Rigsby; daughter, Marcia "Joy" Cochran; son, Owen Jeffrey "Jeff" Rigsby (Paula); grandson, Corey Cochran (Jackie); step great granddaughter, Annabelle; sister, Torchy Craig (Ronald); and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Katie will be laid to rest on Friday, October 16, 2020 at Meadowlawn Memorial Gardens in New Port Richey, Florida. She will be lovingly missed.

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Patty Peters

October 17, 2020

Katie was a loving special friend whose quiet faithfulness was a blessing to all.

Dawn Schulz

October 17, 2020

Ms. Katie you are missed so much,Your smile and words of wisdom you shared with me. Always being there through the years when things were rough. You were an inspiration and Godly influence in my life. My memories will be with me until we meet again with Jesus.

Edie Brown

October 16, 2020

Miss Katie you are so missed. Looking at your smiling face in the picture is so you. Loved to see you playing the piano at church and all the goodies you have made for so many of us. You have been there for so many people. Now is your time to rest with Jesus. (Somehow I don't see you resting though) I see you smiling and having great reunions with Loved ones that have gone before you. You finished your race down on earth doing an excellent job I may say...Looking forward to seeing you again. Love you Miss Katie

Cindy Jackson

October 16, 2020

What a beautiful soul! Aunt Kate will always have a special place in my heart. She will be sadly missed by many including myself and my children,
Melissa, Jeremy, Joshua and Jennifer. Hugs and prayers to all of the family.

Jennifer Shanklin Jordan

October 16, 2020

Aunt Kate will be missed. What a lovely person.

Heather Keller

October 16, 2020

Oh the wonderful memories I have of my Aunt! She was such a loving soul and will be dearly missed. We are thankful for the many hours spent around the dinner table reminiscing, sharing stories and playing 9 hole. Our vacations to Florida always included multiple stop-ins to Carnation Way. One of my favorite memories was surprising her on her birthday by pulling down her road in the motor home she didn’t know we had...and her standing on her porch watching her sister, brother-in-law, niece, “nephew” and great niece pile out wishing her a happy birthday. She clapped her hands together and giggled, like she always did when she was tickled. And every year, you could always count on that birthday card from Uncle Cliff and Aunt Kate. ❤️ We love you and Uncle Cliff so much and will see you again one day in heaven Aunt Katie.


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