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Lillian Odell Riggs


Lillian Odell Riggs

Former long time Irving resident & co-business owner, Lillian Odell Riggs, age 86, passed away Monday, December 31, 2012, at the Titus Regional Medical Center in Mt. Pleasant. Funeral services were held Wednesday January 2, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at the Curry-Welborn Funeral Home with Bro. Bob Griffith officiating. Interment followed at the Bridges Chapel Cemetery with Jarrod Shelton, Jeff Shelton, Nolan Martin, Bryan Noel, Bo Henley and Bob King and Shane Shelton serving as pallbearers. Mrs. Riggs was born October 3, 1926 in Honey Island, TX, the daughter of Charles Barney Riedinger and Eva Miriam Hester. She married Oliver Troy Riggs in Woodville, TX on February 19, 1944. He survives. Mr. & Mrs. Riggs operated O.T. Riggs Plumbing Company, one of the first plumbing companies in Irving, from the late 1940's until they sold the business and retired to East Texas in 1990. Mrs. Riggs was a homemaker and also owned Lisa's Youth & Fabric Shop on 6th Street for many years. O.T. & Odell were just 50 days away from celebrating their 69th wedding anniversary, when the Lord called her home. Other survivors include, a son, Charlie Riggs and wife Kay of Irving; two daughters, Kim Johnson and husband Ronny of Wickes, Arkansas, and Christa Martin and husband Paul of Celina; eight grandchildren, Kaylene Noel and husband Bryan of Carrolton, Ashlyn Riggs of Irving, Shane Shelton and wife Brandy of Mena, AR, Jarrod Shelton and wife Amber of Mesquite, Jeffery Shelton and wife Shalekoh of Lockesburg, AR, Nolan Martin of Dallas, Rachel Martin of Celina and Rebeckah Martin of Celina; six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Kenneth Riedinger.

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