Lucian LaVerre Riggs

November 4, 1923 – August 20, 2014

Lucian LaVerre Riggs, 90, formerly of Kansas City North, passed away Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Cameron Regional Medical Center in Cameron, Mo.

Lucian was born on November 4, 1923 in Orrick, Mo., to Herbert Riggs and Hazel L. (Davis) Riggs. He was a 1941 graduate of Richmond High School and had served his country in the U.S. Army during W.W.II. He was united in marriage to Dinelia D. Cox and she preceded him in death on May 9, 2010. He had worked as a postal clerk for the U.S. Postal Service at the main post office in downtown Kansas City, Mo., before he retired in 1983.

Lucian enjoyed fishing, photography and traveling as well as spending time with his family. He was a member of the Old New Garden Primitive Baptist Church near Excelsior Springs, Mo.

Survivors include his daughter, Lucie Dean Riggs of Kansas City, Mo., and a granddaughter, Amanda Dean Riggs of Kansas City, Mo.

Visitation will be 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at the Old New Garden Primitive Baptist Church, with funeral services following at 3 p.m., also at the church. Burial with full military honors will follow in the Old New Garden Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home Assistance League, 1111 Euclid, Cameron, MO 64429.


Lucie and family, my mother, Marilyn (Dailey) Odell and I just found out today about your dad’s passing. We send our sympathy, warm thoughts, good memories and prayers. Your mother and mine were best friends and we always enjoyed visiting with you and your parents at the class reunions. Love to you from Connie and Marilyn.

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Riggs. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.
A grateful stranger