Linda M. (Saltsgaver) Riggs, 52, Neosho, went to meet her Savior on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, following an extended illness. 


Linda M. (Saltsgaver) Riggs, 52, Neosho, went to meet her Savior on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, following an extended illness. 

Linda was born Oct. 27, 1957 in Mt. Carmel, Ill. She graduated from Allendale High School and Wabash Valley Jr. College. Linda worked at the Mt. Carmel Public Library, prior to moving to Neosho in September 1980 to attend Ozark Bible Institute. She graduated with honors and received a degree in Biblical literature from OBI and currently worked at Crowder Industries, where she worked since March 1987. She was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Church.
She is survived by a daughter, Kolesha; two grandchildren; her mother, Jeanette Corrie-Lee, Allendale, Ill.; her father and step-mother, Fred and Carol Saltsgaver, St. Francisville, Ill.; one brother, William (Bill) Saltsgaver and wife, Becky, St. Francisville, Ill.; two sisters, Beverly Taylor and husband, Russ, Alamosa, Colo., and Dee Medler and husband, Mike, Allendale, Ill; numerous nieces, nephews and many special friends. 

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Fred and Bernice Saltsgaver; and maternal grandparents, Gene and Floradell Stout. 

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, Rev. Myrna Marble will officiate. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Orio Cemetery in Allendale, Ill. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Holden, Bill Daugherty, Roger Haslip, Jimmy Wilson, Jason Neuman and Carl Boswell.  Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho from noon until 5 p.m. Sunday and the family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. 
Contributions in memory of Linda may be made to Gospel Lighthouse Church or People First, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, 64850.

Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.