Arthur Rigdon

Arthur Leagree Rigdon, 65, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away September 17, 2008 at Villa St. Frances Nursing Home under the loving care of Crossroads Hospice. 

Born August 28, 1943 in Jacksonville, Florida, the son of Norman C. Rigdon and Susan D. (Taylor) Rigdon.  In 1961, at age 18, Art enlisted in the US Air Force, serving for four years.  He retired from the Union Pacific Railroad as a conductor after 37 years.

Art was preceded in death by his parents and infant brother, Earl.  Survivors include his wife, Margie; son, John; two daughters, Kendallyn Rigdon and Janell Dobbins; two granddaughters and one grandson, all of Bowling Green, Virginia; three step-daughters; five step-grandchildren and five step great grandchildren; five brothers, Norman, Maurice, Sonny, Charlie, and Kenneth, all of Jacksonville, Florida; and one sister, Martha Rivenbark of Spring Hill, Florida.  He also leaves numerous nieces and nephews.  All of Art’s friends were "Best Friends".

A memorial service will be held in Art’s memory on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 at 10:00 AM at Community Bible Church, 1304 N. Parker, Olathe, KS 66061.  A military service will also be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery, Leavenworth, KS on Tueaday the 30th at 2:30 PM. 


  1. PERRY TRAMMELL on September 23, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I will miss him.

  2. Alan S. Todd on September 24, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Engineer for UPRR. Shared many trips on the railroad with Art. What a great guy. So sorry for you loss.

  3. Martha Rivenbark on September 24, 2008 at 1:46 pm

    Art: Was a wonderful, loving, and caring brother as well as my friend. I will, as all my brothers will truly miss him. We love you Marge, and thank you for being a loving wife, to your “Prince”.

  4. Daniel Nowak on September 26, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Thank you my friend for being a good teacher and leader. I will never forget you and look forward to seeing you once again in eternity

  5. Norman Kline on September 26, 2008 at 4:49 pm

    I’ve never known a better person than Art

  6. Tom Cartney on September 28, 2008 at 7:27 am

    Art was an amazing person. He was a man of real and genuine faith. He understood the value of hard work and was always willing to offer a helping hand. He will truly be missed.

  7. Brett Wynne on September 28, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Art was a great mentor. He will be missed. My heart goes out to his family and friends.

  8. kerry a. smith on September 28, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I really enjoyed our comradery. In all the years we worked together. Art was always so pleasent with everyone he came in contact with. we’ll all miss him alot, but will carry his memory for along time. our prayers are with you.

  9. Rich Draskovich on September 29, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Dear Margie, The world has lost one of the nicest and caring man that ever walked on this earth. He will truly be missed by all that have known him. God be with you and your family. Rich Draskovich

  10. Larry and Sylvia Vobornik on September 29, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    Dear Margie: It was our honor and pleasuere to work with Art for thirty years. May God Bless you and your family.

  11. Jim Massey on September 29, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I worked with Art as his Brakeman and as his Engineer he was a true class act. so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you and your family

  12. ken walters on September 30, 2008 at 8:08 am

    margie, what more can be said than what you have heard, art was truly a great and enjoyable person which i always looked forward to working prayers and thoughts are with you and your family god bless….ken walters

  13. Terry Callahan on September 30, 2008 at 8:50 am

    It was my pleasure to work with Art and a privilege to know such a man with sterling character, honor and integrity. Arts life spoke volumes for the God he serves and the wife he loves.

  14. Shirley and Daryl Ring on October 27, 2008 at 9:04 am

    Sorry for the late entry, but we had you in our prayers.
    Love, Daryl and Shirley

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