Argentina Rigby

September 5, 1925 - July 13, 2017

09/05/1925 - 07/13/2017

Past Services

Monday July 17, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Christian Apostolic Church
Bannock, Ohio
Monday July 17, 2017
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Christian Apostolic Church
Bannock, Ohio
Monday July 17, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Union Cemetery
211 Maple Ave.
St. Clairsville, OH 43950
740-685-1260 | Directions

Argentina “Arge” Rigby, 91, of St. Clairsville, Ohio, formerly of Mayfield Village, Ohio died Thursday, July 13, 2017 at Forest Hills Nursing Home, St. Clairsville. She was born September 5, 1925 in Bannock, Ohio, a daughter of the late Pasquale and Carmella Santini Ponzani.
Arge was a retired secretary for Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance Company, Cleveland, a member of Christian Apostolic Church. She enjoyed being an artist, gardening and her dogs.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Rigby; a sister, Eva Hainzer; a brother, Joe Ponzani.
Surviving are three brothers, David (Doris) Ponzani of North Canton, Ohio, Isaac (Heidi) Ponzani of Pottstown, PA., Daniel (Brenda) Ponzani of St. Clairsville; a special niece, Gina Ponzani and several other nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Monday from 10 am until time of service at 1 pm at the Christian Apostolic Church 70191 Atwood Road St. Clairsville, Ohio 43950 with Rev. Dan Ponzani and Rev. Isaac Ponzani officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, St. Clairsville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Apostolic Church in care of Steven L. Balint 67245 Plainfield Road Belmont, Ohio 43718.
Arrangements by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville.
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Regina r. Ponzani
6 years ago

She was a kind gentle woman. She was a huge part of my life. I will ever be thankful for all she did for me throughout my life. Although she has physically passed now, I feel I lost her several years ago to dementia. But even then she remained a mild spirit. Now she is free and in Jesus bosom. Ah what a sweet place to be. I will miss her dearly, but am thankful that she is free. God Bless her.
Love always,

Maryann Droll
6 years ago

Dear Ones —
I shall miss Argentina and her name on my “birthday card” list, and I’ll certainly miss the special way that she ‘counted’ in rhythm; what a joyful spirit!
I know that most people knew her as “Arge,” but she will always be Argentina to me; the lady with the beautiful, mysterious, classical name.
May God’s peace and blessings be yours during this most tender season; and, may He give you many lovely memories, so that you may always have roses in December.

Ever hoping . . .
Always in Jesus,

Maryann (Music Ministry Volunteer)