Nellie Ann Trigg

Nellie Trigg, 86, Waverly, Mo passed away February 1, 2018 at Apple Ridge Care Center. Nellie was born August 16, 1931 in Mayview, Mo to James and Ruby Rivers. Nellie was the second youngest of 12 children. She grew up in Lafayette County, graduating from Lexington High School. She married George Trigg in Higginsville, Mo on April 12, 1953. Together they had 4 children; Charlotte (Ken) Minor of Kansas City, MO, Deborah (Bill) Moran of Savannah, MO, Ralph (Vickie) Trigg of Bella Vista, AR and Denise (Donny) Hicks, of Lamar, AR. Nellie enjoyed showing horses and won many ribbons, she was a longtime member of Waverly Baptist Church, and taught Sunday School, enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels to friends in the community, she loved her flowers and spending time with her large family.

Nellie was preceded in death by her husband George in 2012, her parents and 10 siblings.

She leaves behind her children, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren, a sister Alice Higgins of Texas, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorial contributions are asked to Waverly Baptist Church or Crossroads Hospice.

A visitation will be held on February 17, 2018 at Waverly Baptist Church, 208 E. Walnut, Waverly, Mo at 10am. There will be a Memorial service following the visitation beginning at 11am. Private family burial.


  1. FJ on February 3, 2018 at 7:01 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort strengthen you for the days a head. Know that caring thoughts are with you. That “He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds, that’s found at Psalm 147:3.

  2. Carrol Koch on February 10, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    I am sorry for your loss. It is always difficult to lose a loved one, but seems even harder when it is your Mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Amy Gilmore on February 10, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, friends. I remember Mrs Nellie from my time at Waverly Baptist Church many years ago. I was very young, but I remember that she was a very special lady! Praying for you during this time.

  4. Frances s. on February 10, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for you

  5. Vicky Rivers on February 10, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    Sorry for your loss. Aunt Nellie was a wonderful person. I loved spending time with all of you when we were small, she always had a big smile on her face. Prayers for all

  6. Gary & Ann Trigg on February 10, 2018 at 8:20 pm

    May those wonderful memories of your Mother bring you comfort at this difficult time.

  7. Patricia Trigg on February 10, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Its hard to lose a loved one. Will keep you in my prayers. I remember her pretty dmile?

  8. Patricia Trigg on February 10, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    Its hard to lose a loved one. I remember her pretty smile. Will keep you in my prayers.

  9. Ginger Matthews on February 11, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    You are in our prayers. Just remember you haven’t loss something when you know where iit is. Love to all.

  10. Darla Adrian on February 12, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss Charlotte.
    Praying for you. Sounds like she was a wonderful person and that you have some good memories to cling to. Darla.

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