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Anna Lee Riggs

d. January 31, 2020



Dateline: Newton


Anna Lee Marie Riggs, age 96, of Newton, Kansas, passed away Friday, January 31, 2020. Anna was born June 16, 1923, to Charles E. Waddell and Cleo H. (Parker) Waddell, in Polk County, Arkansas.


On June 23, 1951, Anna married Donald W. Rigs, in Tucumcari, New Mexico. They resided in Wichita, Kansas for 17 years. In 1968, they purchased Newton Electric, and moved to Newton, Kansas. She and Donald worked side by side together operating their business for 34 years. Anna was the bookkeeper during those years.


Anna’s favorite things to do were gardening, rock hunting, reading, and caring for her cats.


Anna was preceded in death by her husband Donald, her parents, one sister, and two brothers. She is survived by her brother Billy Waddell of Mena, Arkansas, four nephews, and two nieces.


Private family committal will be held later this week in Wichita, Kansas.


Memorials may be made to Caring Hands Humane Society, Newton, Kansas and may be sent in care of Petersen Funeral Home.

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