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Virginia Rigsby

June 9, 1939 ~ April 30, 2020 (age 80)


Virginia Rigsby, age 80, of Gratis, OH passed away on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the Greenbriar Nursing Home in Eaton, OH.  She was born June 9, 1939 in Beattyville, KY to the late Jesse and Minnie (Toler) Day.  Virginia dearly loved her home and all of her family.  She enjoyed camping and the bonfires with her family; and shopping.  She was a member of the Deliverance Tabernacle Church, Middletown, OH.  In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her sisters Mavis McCloud, Christina Day and Wilma Wilson; and an infant brother Willard.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Bill Rigsby of Gratis; son William “Billy” Rigsby of Gratis; daughters Jenny Newkirk-Gilbert and Tammy (Dale) Smith both of Gratis;  grandchildren: Justin Newkirk, Tara Newport, Erica Zornes, Jessie Clark, Taylor Rigsby, Hayley Rigsby, Brittany Smith and Dustin Smith; 11 great grandchildren; sisters Emma Short and Lillian    Zimmerman; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a private graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery in Gratis.  Lindloff-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Gratis is assisting with arrangements.  Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Avenue, Dayton, OH 45420 or Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter, 31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton, OH 45459.  Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

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