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Martha Lou Riggs, 92, of Terre Haute, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Cannon Inn Assisted Living. She was born on Nov. 18, 1924, in Robinson, Ill., to Harry Mace and Francis E. (Purcell) Smith.
Martha leaves to cherish her memory her children, Pamela McLin and husband Steven and Lester Vaughn, all of Terre Haute; grandchildren, Tiffany Sekela and husband Adam, Steven McLin Jr. and wife Katie, Vanessa Vaughn, and Lester Vaughn III; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and a granddaughter, Shannon McLin.
Martha graduated from Robinson High School. She worked for many years at Enterprise Metal Products, retiring from there when she was in her eighties. She was a member of Christus Victor Lutheran Church, National Association of Women in Construction, and Women of the Moose. Martha's talents were many, she was always actively involved in hobbies including cake decorating, macramé, and gardening. She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, always thinking of others first. She will be deeply missed by her family.
Visitation will be from noon until 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at Mattox-Wood Funeral Home. Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, at the funeral home. Martha will be laid to rest at a later date in New Robinson Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Meals on Wheels. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at:
Published on March 13, 2017
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