Service Details


Friday, September 18, 2020
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa


Saturday, September 19, 2020
11:00 am
Grace Baptist Church
112 County Line Road
Des Moines, Iowa


Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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Laura Jean Riggle Laura Jean Riggle, beloved daughter, sister, aunt and faithful friend went home to be with Jesus on September 14, 2020.

Laura was born July 24, 1959, in Des Moines to Elmer and Carolyn Riggle. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977. Laura was a secretary at Mercy Hospital for 12 years and volunteered at Mercy Hospital and Grace Baptist Church for 28 years. She loved spending time with her family, especially during Christmas. Laura enjoyed playing games and word search puzzles. She was a long time member of Grace Baptist Church where she loved to serve.

Laura is survived by her parents, Elmer and Carolyn Riggle; siblings, Lynne (Buddy) Calhoun, David (Janet) Riggle, Mark (Judy) Riggle and Leigh (Doug) Van Wey; nieces and nephews, Jordan Riggle, Devyn Riggle, Clinton Riggle, Justin Riggle, Brandon Riggle, Audrey Riggle, Frank (Lisa) Calhoun and Katie (Janice) Ogden; five great-nieces and nephews; and a host of extended family and dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Clovie and Audrey Riggle; maternal grandparents, Carl and Odessa Stripe; and her nephew, Jamison Walker.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2020 at Hamilton’s Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 19th at Grace Baptist Church, 112 County Line Road. Laura will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grace Baptist Church or Spring Valley Bible Camp in loving memory of Laura.

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