Age 67 of Braidwood, Illinois, died Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Presence St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, Illinois.
Born March 16, 1955 in Joliet, Edna Marie was a daughter of Angelo and Hazel (Boswell) Cassineri. She was raised and educated in Joliet, and her employed entailed working in various capacities at the nursing home in Wilmington; managing the Minuteman in Wilmington, and most recently managing the Casey’s in Braidwood and Diamond.
Family was everything to Edna. Nothing meant more than her title of “G-Ma”, and she truly cherished her grandchildren. Edna in years past enjoyed drag racing with her former husband Bud, and contrary to the fast pace of racing, she took pleasure in any or all of the Hallmark or Lifetime movies she could watch.
Survivors include her three children: Stacey (Anthony) Slush of Seymour, Tennessee, Sharie Riggs (Patrick Dettman) of Braidwood and Buddy (Jennifer) Riggs of Mazon; She was “G-Ma” to eleven: A.J. (Erica) Slush, DeAnna Riggs, Brandon Slush, Marrisa Slush, Philip (Ramona) Riggs, Alexis Riggs, Kylee Lindner, Alex Smith, Brendan Smith, Kaylin Smith and Scott Smith, as well as Aubree Mathena and Georgie Bell, who were her bonus grandkids; three great grandchildren: Hunter, Grayson and Briella; her grandpups: Talon and Bailey; one sister, Angie Cassineri of Friendsville, Tennessee and numerous nieces and nephews.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Joseph Cassineri, and her former husband and the father of her children: Harold P. “Bud” Riggs, Jr.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington on Sunday, November 27, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. until time of service 4:00 p.m. Rev. Dr. Roy Backus will officiate.
Cremation rites will be accorded following the services.
Preferred memorials in lieu of flowers may be made as gifts in Edna’s memory to her family for their distribution.
Family and friends are encouraged to log onto www.BaskervilleFuneral.com to sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Edna’s memorial page online through social media.
Funeral services and cremation arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)