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Frances Wiggins

Apr 17, 2015


Frances Bernadine Wiggins, 98, Rugby, died Friday, April 10, 2015 at the Heart of America Care Center in Rugby.

Frances was born July 18, 1916 in Cooper County, Mo., a daughter of Willard & Nora Kitchell. She and her family moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where she grew up and graduated from high school. On Jan. 27, 1934 she married James B. Wiggins. They lived in Indio and Los Angeles until they moved to Banning, Calif. She worked for many years there as an Avon representative and and as a bookkeeper. In 1974 they moved to Rugby to be closer to their son and due to her husband’s failing health. She worked at the Heart of America Library for a few years. In July 2014 she moved into the Heart of America Care Center.

She is survived by a son, James, rural Garrison; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; daughters, Joyce Thompson, Bonnie Donnelley and Joan Kendrick; two grandsons, two great-grandchildren and her parents.

Arrangements by Niewoehner Funeral Home – Rugby.

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