Obituary: Jewell Marie Riggs Hagan, 88, Loretto

Jewell Marie Riggs Hagan, 88, of Bardstown, died Friday, July 19, 2019, at Landmark of Bardstown. She was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Loretto. She was a retired employee of Heaven Hill Distillery with 33 years of service, and a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.


She was preceded in death by her husband, J. R. Gribbins; her mother, Mary Thelma Newton Mattingly; her father, Joseph Herman Riggs; her stepfather, Thomas Bud Mattingly; two sisters, Geraldine Lucas and Barbara Ann Mudd; and one daughter-in-law, Ann Sandusky.

Survivors include one daughter, Judy Mattingly of Bardstown; one son, Ronnie Gribbins of New Haven; four sisters, Laverne Masterson and Shirley Riggs, both of New Hope, Betty Ballard (Leo) of Holy Cross and Patsy Cheshire (William Lee) of Jeffersontown; two brothers, Carl Riggs of Loretto and Jimmy Riggs (Jeanette) of Louisville; four grandchildren, Rhonda Rogers, Charlie Gribbins, Stacey Hicks and Jewell Bryan (Michael); eight great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

The Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday, July 22, 2019, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 104 Church Street, New Hope, with the Rev. Ken Fortener officiating. Burial is in the church cemetery.

Visitation is 3-8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, 2019, at Mattingly Funeral Home, 195 Holy Cross Road, Loretto, with a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Deacon Jim Cecil.

Pallbearers are Jimmy Riggs, Carl Riggs, Rodney Vittitow, Cody Rogers, Charlie Gribbins and William Lee Cheshire.


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