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MSU mourns death of former dean of students Anna Riggle

The Morehead State community is saddened by the passing of former Dean of Students Anna Mae Riggle, 91, who died Saturday, Oct. 12, at Clark Memorial Hospital in Jeffersonville, Indiana.   

Riggle was hired at MSU in 1966. During her time at MSU, she served as a counselor for non-traditional students and as associate dean of students. She was named dean of students in 1981 and retired from MSU in 1990 after 24 years of service.  

In addition to her activities on campus, Riggle was very active in the Miss Kentucky Beauty Pageant and the Silver Creek High School Alumni Association. She was also a member of Grace Community Church in Sellersburg. In her leisure time, she enjoyed golfing, horseback riding, knitting, baking and spending time with her family.    

Born Dec. 23, 1927, in Speed, Indiana, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Veva Riggle (Walker). She is survived by her sister, Bertha E. Koestel of Sellersburg and by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother, Earl Riggle.  

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, Oct. 16, at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg with interment to follow at Sellersburg Cemetery.   

Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Silver Creek High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund, 503 North Indiana Ave. Sellersburg, Indiana 47172, or the Morehead State University Foundation, UPO Box 1887, Morehead, KY 40351, alumni.moreheadstate.edu/give or 606-783-2033. 

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