Kala Leigh Riggs Jedlow

Kala Leigh Riggs Jedlow, born December 25, 1976, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at University Hospital. Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, February 6, 2016 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 616 Jackson St., Columbia, MO 65203. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Kala was an avid K.C. Sports fan and lover of Rat Terrier dogs, especially Sydney and Ripley, her fur babies. She liked playing cards, video and board games with family and friends. She crocheted with perfection, making many blankets, throws, scarfs and hats that she donated to homeless shelters and baby booties and caps donated to Birthright of Mid-Missouri in Jefferson City. Kala had a beautiful voice and loved to sing. Some of her favorite songs include El Shaddai, which she sang frequently to her grandmother Helen and Let It Go from the movie Frozen. She also loved Christmas more than anyone we knew!

Kala is survived by her husband, Jonathan K. Jedlow, her fur babies, Sydney and Ripley, her mother, Mary Davis, step-father, Don Davis, brothers Jonathan Riggs (Michele), Jon Riggs (Crystal) and sister Jennifer Riggs (Nathan), nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. Kala was preceded in death by her father, Cale S. Riggs.


  1. Angelia Watkins on February 2, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. She will be missed. Such a sweet soul.

  2. Bonnie Lentz on February 3, 2016 at 7:02 am

    So sorry for your loss.. Hugs & Prayers during this difficult time!

  3. Dannell Parker on February 3, 2016 at 7:05 am

    so sorry for your loss. Kala was a very sweet person. Much love and prayers to you all.

  4. Cindy Guffey from rat terrier family on February 3, 2016 at 7:07 am

    We will miss you hon . Rest in peace darling .

  5. Deletta Browning on February 3, 2016 at 7:12 am

    I offer my condolences to Kala’s family. She will be missed by everyone who knew her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Sarah Grim on February 3, 2016 at 7:30 am

    Your work family sends our love and prayers. We are here for you now and forever.

  7. Jeri, Thor, and Burns Berg on February 3, 2016 at 7:31 am

    Prayers and Pawsitive vibes for the family. May Kala’s memories bring a smile to your face and make your heart ache a little better.
    From her rat terrier family in Scotland.

  8. Cassandra Stutesman on February 3, 2016 at 7:35 am

    I didn’t know Kala very well but what I did know of her is that she was a wonderful person. Positive, always upbeat never wanting to burden anyone else and was a great listener and she was really funny. She will be missed on the Rat Terrier Family Group and especially missed within our admin group. Blessed Be Kala and make you walk in the light forever!

  9. Zoey (Teri) Zucker on February 3, 2016 at 8:28 am

    I am so sorry. Unfortunately, sometimes it is true that the good die young. Sending love and prayers to Kala’s family.

  10. Lisakay Shively on February 3, 2016 at 8:44 am

    So sorry for your family. I never got to meet Kala but knew her from our Rat Terrier Family. I will make and donate some knit items in her name.

  11. Teri Ann on February 3, 2016 at 8:48 am

    My sincerest condolences to your family. Kala, RIP sweet lady. You will be missed.????

  12. Alicia Franco on February 3, 2016 at 9:02 am

    Kala will be greatly missed. She was a beautiful spirit and we had many wonderful conversations. We met online due to our love of rat terriers and she was an Administrator of a group Rat Terrier Family on Face Book. We shed tears of sadness at the passing of her beloved Grandmother and shared her joy of baseball and rooted on the Royals with her. Kala was always kind to everyone and thus was loved by everyone with whom she came in contact. A beautiful light has gone out on earth but we have a new special angel in heaven. Dearest sweet Kala, our sincerest condolences to those you have left behind. Our prayers that whatever omnipotent power in which they believe brings them solace and that you find peace and freedom from pain and that your family will soon find healing. You are loved. God speed to eternal rest.

  13. Faye Perry on February 3, 2016 at 9:37 am

    Our hearts break for our family in Missouri. We will miss our Kala Leigh very much. She was an amazing person who will always be remembered. God must have needed her for a greater purpose than we can understand. Pictures, memories and laughter will keep her close. Our trip in July 2015 will always be special as we made plans to get together again and more often. The mention of an RV trip with everyone together will always make me think of her. Love you all, Faye ???

  14. Elicia Anderson on February 3, 2016 at 9:51 am

    What a beautiful soul Kala was. I will.miss her immensely.

  15. Lisa Caron from Rat Terrier Family on February 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Very sad news of Kala’s passing. So many will miss her and the love she gave to the ratties and her kindness to others. Wishing her family comfort and peace at this difficult time.

  16. Robin Miles on February 3, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I am simply heartbroken at the loss of our dear Kala! She was such a dear sweet person. She loved her family, her fur babies and her extended Rat Terrier Family. Our lives will not be the same without her; however, our lives have been richly blessed by her. I know she is surrounded with those she loved and that her grandmother met her with open arms. Prayers for you my friend and for your family.

  17. Kelli Glenn on February 3, 2016 at 11:39 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kala was a wonderful person whom I had the pleasure meeting through our Rat Terrier group. She will be greatly missed. Sending love and prayers to her family and friends.

  18. Beth Robinson on February 3, 2016 at 4:40 pm

    So very sorry.

  19. Aneisa Sherrill-Mattox on February 3, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I was very sorry to hear this news. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    Blessed Be.

  20. Casey Harvey-Spoor on February 3, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    This life on earth is but a dream, may you awaken to find yourself home. We had some fun times. You will be missed. Love and comfort to your family.

  21. Bill and Kelly Campbell on February 3, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to Jonathan and family.
    You will be missed by so many. Rest in peace you beautiful girl.

  22. Michele Bailey Ward on February 3, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Kala touched so many lives and made them better for having known her. Her connection to her family inspired me to come home and allowed me to have 3 years and six more months with my Mama before I lost her. I will forever be thankful for Kala’s friendship.

  23. LaDonna Harvey Myers on February 3, 2016 at 9:29 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. Kala was always so kind. She will be missed. Prayers to all family.

  24. Pamela Wilkins on February 4, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Kala. I remember as a sweet little girl. She would come in our store. How tragic prayers for her family and friends

  25. Angie Perkins on February 5, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Tomorrow is my daughter’s birthday she will be 27. She is not that much younger than dear Kala. I have no words to express the sorrow those left behind are living through. Kala was a lovely woman with a great heart. We will miss her terribly. Prayers for her family for peace and understanding.
    Rest in peace sweet Kala ????

  26. Crystal Buffaloe on February 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Sending love and light to you. I’m so very sorry. Kala will be deeply missed.

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