JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
Silas Ed Riggs

Silas Ed RIGGS of 1615 South 10th Street died at 4:45 p.m. Friday in 
Jefferson Memorial Hospital at the age of 79 years, 6 months, and 13 days.  
Mr. RIGGS, retired, was a former employee of the Mt. Vernon Car Mfg. Co., and 
he also operated a used furniture store in this city.  Funeral services will 
be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday at Myers Chapel.  Burial will be in Williams Cemetery 
in Franklin County.  The body will lie in state at Myers Chapel where friends 
may call after 4:00 p.m. Sunday.
 
Mr. RIGGS was born December 18, 1886, in Franklin County, the son of Silas M. and 
Pearney (THOMAS) RIGGS.  In Mt. Vernon, in 1930, he was married to Lillie HARMON, 
who preceded him in death August 20, 1959.  He was also preceded in death by two 
brothers and two sisters.  He is survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. Virginia BOYD 
of DuQuoin, and Mrs. Ruby BRASEL of Sumner, Ill.; a brother, Burt RIGGS of Ina; 
several nephews and nieces, including Mrs. Greta FITZGERRELL of Ina.  Mr. RIGGS was 
a member of the B.R.C. of A.


Source: Mt. Vernon, IL Register News 
Date: Saturday, July 2, 1966
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta
 

 

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