Fay Josephine Rigsby age 78 of Edmonton died Thursday February 13, 2020 at the T.J. Samson Community Hospital in Glasgow.  She was the daughter of the late Paul and Elsie Poynter Pennington.  Josephine was a retired supervisor from Sumitomo and of the Church of Christ faith.  Survivors include four children Wes (Glenie) Rigsby of Glasgow, Lisa (Kendall) Vibbert of Edmonton, Brent Rigsby of Edmonton, and John (Amy) Rigsby of Berea, one sister Carolyn Devore of Edmonton, seven grandchildren Holly Adams, Trey Rigsby, Latisha Vibbert, Daniel Vibbert, Jackson Rigsby, Braeden Rigsby, Maddie Rigsby, six great grandchildren Braylin Adams, Madison Adams, Noah Adams, Elliot Rigsby, Casen Whitlow, Laken Whitlow, two step great grandchildren Cyden and Makenzie Whitlow.  Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Keith Rigsby, three sisters Martha Graves, Paulette Gibson, and Joyce Jessie.  Funeral service will be 2:00 PM Sunday at the Butler Funeral Home in Edmonton with burial in the Summer Shade Cemetery.  Visitation will be Saturday from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Sunday from 9:00 AM until service.

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  1. So very sorry to hear of Josephine’s passing. I remember her with smiles. She had more gumption than most folks, more heart with everything she did, and we know that cause she told you so!! Rest well my old friend, you will be missed!
    Brenda Mutter Simpson

  2. Josephine was one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. I am forever grateful for her taking me under her wing when I started at Sumitomo. She taught me a lot about work and life.

  3. Sorry for your loss Lisa Prayers for your family your mother was a sweet person and hard worker and will be missed by many

  4. I am so sorry. I have just learned of Josephines passing today. She was always a good friend & Supervisor. She got me through so many tough times in my own life. I will always be grateful to her. I had not seen her for quite a few years since leaving the plant but in recent years we had FB & Christmas cards. She always had pet names for some, I was honored to be counted as one of those people. I will always love you Mama Jo! (That was a nickname that B.J. & I use to call her). 

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