Joseph F. Rigney

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Joseph F. Rigney

October 08, 1948 - January 03, 2019

Joseph F. Rigney Joseph F. Rigney, 70 of Rushville, passed away on January 3, 2019 in Columbus. He was born on October 8, 1948 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Joseph F. and Mary Eleanor (Kahmar) Rigney. Joseph was a 1966 graduate of Connersville High School then attended IU East and Indiana University. Joseph married Jamie L. (Reitzel) Rigney on February 21, 1976 and she survives.
He attended St. Mary Catholic Church and was a member of the Elks Lodge #1307 in Rushville. Joe was a very talented musician and sang at numerous local establishments. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed his winter home in Punta Gorda, Florida with friends.
In addition to his wife, Jamie, Joe is survived by his son, Jacob (Kassi) Rigney of Indianapolis; brother, Tom (Lori) Rigney of Fishers; sisters, Mary (Joseph) DiGirolamo of Bensalem, PA, Kass (Ray) Wall of Bensalem, PA, Joan McCane of Glenwood, IN, Pat (Don) Cloyd of Everton, IN. He will also be missed by his granddaughter, Eleanor Rigney.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents; his infant brother; and his niece, Jennifer Simpkins.
Services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 1PM in Moster Mortuary, with Father James Brockmeier presiding. Friends are welcome to visit the family in the mortuary from 11 AM until the time of service. Burial will be held in Dale Cemetery in Connersville, IN. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic Church or any Elks Lodge Charity.
Published on January 3, 2019
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Teresa Sitton
Jan 11, 2019
I worked with Joe at Home Depot. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Joe always had a smile and a story to tell me. My favorite one he told me was " Little Joey is on the road" I would tease him with that statement; he would laugh and say "Oh stop it T" I loved hearing him play and sing in the break room. He was the highlight of my day. Joe touched your heart in a special way.
Kenneth and Debra. Mchenry
Jan 06, 2019
To Pat and all the Rigney family. You are in our
Thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time. He looks so much like your Dad. 💘 and PRAYERS.
Caron Werking Gipson
Jan 06, 2019
You will be SO MISSED big guy! I was so blessed to have known you from the “Phillie” way! Can’t wait wait to hear your beautiful voice on the other side! Will miss you bunches!😪
Neil Darcy
Jan 04, 2019
To the Rigney family I am proud to say that Joe was a very
special part of my life whether it was listening to him playing his guitar or just hangin out with Tom and Joe playing pool.. To Jamie and all affected by his passing my prayers are with you. God Bless all the Rigney family!!!
Mark Butterfield
Jan 04, 2019
Joe was such a special and genuine person. I am happy to call him a friend. RIP, Joe. You will be missed.
Diana Cain
Jan 04, 2019
I worked with him at Home Depot and he was a Light of Sunshine there......Loved when he played the guitar and sang......He will be Missed
Jan 03, 2019
Condolences to the whole Rigney family. I'm so sorry to hear. May peace be with you all.
Terry Jenkins
Jan 03, 2019
Joe, you will be missed by many! Make no mistake about it. I appreciate your friendship, your kindness, your knowledge that you passed on. God speed brother, God speed.
Sharon & Mike Mangas
Jan 03, 2019
Dear Jamie, Jake and all your family,
Please know we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time. We were devastated to hear of Joe's passing. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor, incredible musical skills, a great love for his family, and a friend to all who knew him. The heavenly choir will be singing a little sweeter with Joe on board. We love you.