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Vernon "Skeeter" Lee Riggle

Monday, September 22, 2008

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Vernon "Skeeter" Lee Riggle, 83, Brazil, died at 8:28 a.m., Monday, Sept. 22, 2008, at Union Hospital, Terre Haute.

He was born April 13, 1925, in Jasonville, as the son of James and Ruth Haseman Riggle.

During World War II, he joined the United States Army and served in the Ardennes and Rhineland campaigns. He was honorably discharged Nov. 30, 1945.

He married Clarabelle Jean Moore on Oct. 13, 1945.

He had been employed as a supervisor with GM/Allisons in Indianapolis for more than 37 years until his retirement.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 409, Knightsville, for more than 50 years and was a Past Master and a 32nd Degree Mason.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Junior Earl Jutes and Jack Riggle.

He is survived by his wife Clara Jean Riggle, son Donald Riggle and wife Anita, daughters Regina Paullus and husband Tim, and Cathy Lyon and husband Bob, all of Brazil, brother Bob Riggle, Brazil, sisters Margaret Chambers, Illinois, Lois Jones and Sue Burk, both of Brazil, and Helen Preece, Ohio, 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Wednesday at Moore Funeral Home. A Masonic Memorial Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home, with burial with military honors to follow at Bee Ridge Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Peniel United Methodist Church.

Visit www.moore-funeral-homes.com to send condolences to the family or for more information.