Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Ruby M. (Tackett) Rigg

Ruby M. Rigg, age 90, of Shelby, died Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the Crestwood Care Center.

She was born April 20, 1922 in Gates, West Virginia, moving to Kentucky and then living the majority of her life in Shelby.
Ruby was a homemaker, was a former volunteer at Med Central Shelby Hospital and enjoyed playing the piano. She was a charter member of the First Church of God in Shelby.

Ruby is survived by her husband: George Rigg, whom she wed on August 3, 1953; a son: Nathan (Jane) Rigg of Shelby; 3 grandchildren: Holly (Tyler) DeLong of Columbus, Traci Schriner of Shelby and Nickolas Rigg of Shelby; 4 great grandchildren: Olivia, Josiah, Malachi DeLong, and Gail Sexton; a sister: Hester Tackett of Shelby. She was preceded in death by her parents: James Willis and Martha L. (Price) Tackett; 6 brothers: Walter, Hearldon, Harlen Tom, Jack, Adrian, and Lester Tackett; and 4 sisters: Roxie McKenzie, Opal Staton, Edith McKenzie, and Bertha Tackett.

Friends may call on Wednesday, May 23, 2012 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10:30 AM at the First Church of God in Shelby conducted by Pastor Rich Cloyed and Pastor Lester Champer. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to Med Central Hospice or First Church of God. To share a memory or send a condolence, please visit

Memories & Condolence

  1. Guest says:

    To The Family of:: Ruby Rigg
    Your Name: : Kim Foster

    Your Condolence Message:: I want to send my sympathies out to the whole
    family atthis time….she was a woman well loved.

    To The Family of:: Ruby Rigg
    Your Name: : Cathie (Rigg) Kuhn

    Your Condolence Message:: Uncle George and Nathan and Family: I am so
    for your loss, but I know that Aunt Ruby is in
    the arms of Jesus now and feasting at his side.
    No more pain or confusion, she is happy and
    secure now.
    To The Family of::

    Your Name: :

    Dawn Murray


    I am so sorry to read of the passing of Ruby. You two were the cutest couple I’ve ever met. So loving and caring of one another, even during her illness the last few years. You stood committed to her daily, and I have an endearing respect for you as a man/husband. May God bless you during this difficult time. (Clair and I send our deepest sympathy!)

    To The Family of::

    Ruby Riggs
    Your Name: :

    Ann Cooper
    Your Condolence Message::
    George & Nathan and Family,

    I am so sorry to hear about Ruby. She was a dear sweet lady and I enjoyed talking with her so very much. I know she is with her Lord and Savior and my His peace and comfort enfold you with His love and He will be with you during this difficult time. In Christian Love, Ann Cooper


    To The Family of::
    Ruby Rigg
    Your Name: :

    Jill (Dunbar) Humphrey
    Your Condolence Message::

    Nathan and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    Sending prayers for comfort for all of you.

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