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Lillian Allen Riggs Letcher

Lillian Allen Riggs Letcher, 82, wife of the late Ronald Scott Letcher, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021, at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Born May 5, 1939, in Bourbon County, to the late Clarence and Eva Mason Riggs, she was a 1957, graduate of Nicholas County High School, worked for many years as the secretary, treasurer and nurse at Nicholas County Elementary School, assisted at many local businesses including Dr. Wendell Kingsolver and Dr. Allen Hamon’s offices, as well as Baker’s Department Store and Soper’s Drug. Lillian was truly devoted in service to Carlisle United Methodist Church, where she prepared communion for many years and was active in United Methodist Women. She enjoyed playing dominoes, Bunco and cards with her friends groups, watching Reds Baseball and going to Red Hatter functions. Affectionately known as “Gram” to an entire generation of Nicholas County’s kids, her greatest joy came from her grandchildren– be it tea parties and dress-up fun, ball games or just sitting together on the porch– they were her world.
Left to cherish her memory are two sons, Greg (Brenda) Letcher and Pat (Dawn) Letcher; 10 grandchildren: Jessica (John, III) Hamilton, Jordan Letcher (Kyle Williams), Kristen (Blake) Letcher-McLeod, Kimberly (Kenton) Letcher-Holbrook, Adrienne (Ethan) Letcher-Smith, Kendra Letcher, Trent Letcher, Kayley Clay Letcher, Kamryn Letcher and Tate Letcher; and two great-grandchildren, LillyKate Louise Hamilton and Landon Scott McLeod.
Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Morgan and J.C. “Buddy” Riggs, and three sisters, Sue Ella Dampier, Jane Shaw and Betty Riggs (infant).
Services were held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 19, at Carlisle United Methodist Church by Rev. Daniel Burch, Pastor Denise Wallace and Rev. James Doughton. Burial followed in Carlisle Cemetery.
Casketbearers were John Hamilton, III, Kenton Holbrook, Ed Lanthorn, Tate Letcher, Trent Letcher, Blake McLeod, Ethan Smith and Kyle Williams.
Honorary bearers were her granddaughters and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was from 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Carlisle United Methodist Church and the NCHS Athletics Fund.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mathers-Gaunce Funeral Home.
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