Claud B. Rigney


Claud B. Rigney, 89, passed away Monday, March 28, 2016. He was a resident of Franklin.

He was born Nov. 20, 1926 in Liberty, Kentucky.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Holmes Ginn Rigney; daughters, Brenda (John) Holmes, Pam Helkema, son, Randall (Debbie) Rigney; son-in-law, Larry Helkema; Martha’s children, Richard, Mark, Michael Holmes, Jae Lynn Riedeman and Brent Holmes; grandchildren, Bryan Marsh, Lauri Ann Kritzer, and Patti Rzeszut; great-grandchild, Angie Parnell; and great-great-grandchildren, Dwayne, Cain, Emma, and Devin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Doris June Rigney and his second wife, Rachel Rigney.

Claud was a veteran of the U.S. Army and later retired from Reifers Furniture Store.

A service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday at the Franklin United Methodist Community, Wright Chapel, 1070 W. Jefferson St., Franklin. Friends may call from 1 p.m. until the service time on Friday. Burial will be at Washington Park East Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to New Life Baptist Church, 751 S. Nineveh Road, Franklin, IN 46131, the Franklin United Methodist Community, or the church of your choice.

Arrangements were entrusted to Simplicity Funeral & Cremation Care, Franklin.