Christina Jean Riggs / Jan. 9, 1976 – Oct. 27, 2009Published 9:47am Friday, October 30, 2009
Christina Jean Riggs, 33, of Marcellus, Mich., passed away Oct. 27, 2009 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
Christina’s life began on Jan. 9, 1976 in Bellefontaine, Ohio, the daughter of Robert Michael and Carol (Allen) Yelton. She was a 1994 graduate of Dowagiac Union High School. She was united in marriage to Eric Thomas Riggs on Nov. 1, 2003 at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Dowagiac.
Christina was a member of the Apostolic Lighthouse Church. She was an avid reader and enjoyed visiting the library.
Christina is survived by her loving husband, Eric of Marcellus; she was a second mother to Alexandra Robinson, of Marcellus; father, Robert Michael Yelton, of Bellefontaine; mother Carol Allen of Dowagiac; father who raised her, Dale Schmeltz, of Dowagiac; grandmother, Jeannie Yelton, of Bellefontaine; grandfather, John Gorman, of Conover, Ohio; sisters, Shauna (Jeff) Rinehart, of Pontiac, and Stephanie Henslee, of Dowagiac; brothers, J. Michael Yelton, Robbie Lee Yelton, Brad Randel Yelton and Benjie Joe Yelton, all from Bellefontaine, Ron (Jennifer) Taylor, of Dowagiac, and James Taylor, of Bellefontaine; and many nieces and nephews.
Her family will gather with friends on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 from 3 to 6 p.m. at McLauchlin-Clark Funeral Home. Her funeral service will he held on Monday at 11 a.m. at the Apostolic Lighthouse Church in Dowagiac, led by Pastor Brian DeLong. She will be laid to rest in the Marcellus Cemetery following funeral service.
Please sign her guestbook and leave a memory of Christina at www.mclauchlin-clark.com.