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Elsie Ilene Rigdon

September 13, 1936 — January 16, 2024

North Webster

  • Elsie Rigdon, was an exceptional individual who dedicated more than sixty years of her life to the noble profession of nursing. With forty-four years of active service under her belt, Elsie was revered for her tireless work ethic, as well as her unwavering compassion and skill in providing care to those in need.

    Born on September 13, 1936, in Adams County near Berne, Elsie grew up in a rural community and attended local schools, graduating from Hartford Township High School in 1954. She possessed an insatiable thirst for knowledge and pursued higher education at Ball State University, where she earned a degree in nursing. This foundation not only equipped Elsie with the necessary knowledge but also instilled in her a deep sense of empathy and dedication to serving others.

    Throughout her long career, Elsie showcased her versatility by seamlessly transitioning between various departments and hospitals. Her ability to adapt and excel in any setting was truly remarkable. Colleagues fondly remember Elsie as not only a skilled professional but also as a spunky and feisty person.

    Beyond her professional endeavors, she delighted in engaging in various crafts and found joy in expressing her creativity through these artistic outlets. Furthermore, Elsie's love for sports was evident to all who knew her. Basketball held a special place in her heart, and she even paid for the sports packages on the television. She also liked jig-saw puzzles and classic country music. Most of all, she loved to sing.

    In addition to being passionate about her hobbies and interests, Elsie was deeply rooted in faith. Recently, she found solace attending services at St. Anne's Episcopal Church. Her unshakable belief and spiritual strength served as a guiding light throughout her entire life.

    Elsie Rigdon departed this world on January 16, 2024, in North Manchester at the age of 87. She leaves behind a legacy of love, compassion, and unwavering dedication. She was preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Metta Esther (Sprunger) Biberstein, as well as her brothers Bob and Ken Biberstein, and sister Nancy Neuenschwander.

    Elsie's memory continues on through her surviving family:  two sons, Jay (Brenda) Rigdon of North Webster and John (Marcia) Rigdon of Indianapolis, and her daughter, Shauna Rigdon of Miami. Elsie's brother, David (Jolene) Biberstein and sister, Gaynelle (Dan) Study hold cherished memories of their time spent together. She is also remembered by her sister-in-law Pat Biberstein; nine grandchildren and one great-grandson.

    Titus Funeral Home & Cremation Services is entrusted with care of Elsie and the family. The family will receive vistitors at St. Anne's Episcopal Church, 424 West Market Street in Warsaw, on Saturday, March 9, 2024 beginning at 1 p.m. At 2 o'clock a Memorial Mass wil be held.

  • To send a condolence visit www.TitusFuneralHome.com. In lieu of flowers, monetary gifts may be sent to the discretionary fund of St. Anne's Episcopal Church or to the Friends of the North Webster library - envelopes will be available at the church.

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Visitation

Saturday, March 9, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

424 W Market St, Warsaw, IN 46580

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Mass

Saturday, March 9, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

424 W Market St, Warsaw, IN 46580

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