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Geneva Bessie (Burger) Riggs

October 10, 1922 ~ September 6, 2021 (age 98)

Obituary

Geneva Bessie Riggs, age 98, departed this life on September 6, 2021. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She enjoyed baking, gardening, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Geneva is preceded in death by her husband, Joe W. Riggs, parents, Ben and Grace Burger; sons, Edward and Jerry Riggs; brothers Blaine, Beecher, and Blake Burger; sisters, Beatrice Neloms, Pearl Milton, and Billa Jean Lawson.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Lough; sister, Mildred New, grandchildren, Michelle, Tony, Anita, Nicole, Dawn, Zach, and 2 step grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; 4 step great grandchildren; and 2 great great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 PM to 5 PM on Saturday, September 11, 2021, in the chapel of Martin Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral Service to follow at 5 PM with Cordell Petz presiding. The family will meet at the funeral home on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at 10:15 AM to go in funeral procession to Campbell Memorial Gardens for a 11 AM interment.

The family has entrusted the care of Geneva Bessie Riggs to Martin Wilson Funeral Home “Where families matter most.”

Geneva’s guest book may be viewed at www.martinwilsonfuneralhome.com

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Geneva Bessie (Burger) Riggs, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
September 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Martin Wilson Funeral Home
700 W. Central Ave.
LaFollette, TN 37766

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 11, 2021

5:00 PM
Martin Wilson Funeral Home
700 W. Central Ave.
LaFollette, TN 37766

Interment
Sunday
September 12, 2021

11:00 AM
Martin Wilson Funeral Home
700 W. Central Ave.
LaFollette, TN 37766

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