Katherine Rigney

Katherine Payne Rigney

Wednesday, May 7th, 1924 - Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020
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Katherine Payne Rigney passed away peacefully on Tuesday night November 3, 2020 at her residence at Oak Crest Village.

Born May 7, 1924 to John Shevine and Lucy Kate Boaz Payne, she was the oldest of six brothers and sisters. She was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 55 years Tom Rigney, as well as three brothers, a sister, her daughter Linda Lane Rigney and a grandson. She is survived by her daughter Betty Ann Rigney of Reisterstown, a sister Dorothy Walton of Dayton Ohio, seven grandchildren – Rodger Kent Krakau, Erik Krakau, Alisa Owens, Elizabeth Miller, Kelley Wells, Michael Lane and Tom Lane and their families, 17 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was raised in a small town in Virginia, close to the North Carolina border but as a young bride she moved to Baltimore with her husband where she had lived ever since, mostly in the Towson area.
She was very active in the community and logged in many volunteer hours for various organizations, most notably her church, Towson United Methodist and Methodist Board of Child Care where she was on the Board for many years. Several years ago she received an award from Baltimore County for her many years of volunteer service.

She had visited every continent in the world including Antarctica and had been to almost every country in the world including China, India, Russia and Australia.

She moved to Oak Crest around 2004 and quickly became involved in the many activities available there. She played Maj Jong, dominoes, bocce ball and Wii Bowling and attended a dance class, exercise classes and dinner in the dining room with friends every evening. She was a runner-up in the first ever Dancing with the Stars event at Oak Crest. Most recently, last September, she spent the weekend in Pennsylvania where she attended the wedding of one of her great-granddaughters and partied well into the night at both the rehearsal dinner and the wedding reception.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Methodist Board of Child Care or Towson United Methodist Church.

Interment will be private.

The family is being cared for by Eline Funeral Home, Reisterstown.
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Thomas Jr. , Sydney, Bennett & Trevor Lane

Posted at 06:36pm
"Momma K" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget her!

3 trees were planted in the memory of Katherine Rigney

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Frank Jones

Posted at 07:41am
For Betty Ann and the family,
We rejoice with you in Katherine's homecoming;
We shed tears of sorrow with you for your loss;
We lift you up in our hearts for peace and comfort;
And we pray that each day gets better and better.

I knew Katherine for 66 years! She and her husband, Tom, were some of the nicest people that ever passed through my life, and I miss them both. Saw my first major league baseball game with them at the old Memorial Stadium. The Orioles were playing the Tigers, and I saw Al Kaline hit three home runs!! Also remember being at Myrtle Beach (which is where we met) and they bought me a Pigs Dinner at Walgreens! It was a double banana split, I ate all of it, and I was miserable for hours!! Many great memories...
Mom and Dad and Tom and Katherine are having a grand time renewing acquaintances. My guess is that a big party has already been arranged! Heaven will never be the same!! Thanks be to God!!

Joy Harshbarger

Posted at 07:12pm
I have many fond memories of Aunt Katherine..I always loved to hear of her many travels. We always had so much fun & many laughs at our annual Chick Party!! I will always be grateful (and Bob) for our wonderful trips to the Masters! And of course..Ma Possum hotdogs...Aunt Katherine & I could not wait to get to Danville & have one!! We all send our love & prayers to Betty Ann & entire family. Aunt Katherine u are on your best trip ever! We love you, will miss you..but know we will all be together again!! Love, Joy Leigh, Dot & Bob

Morris Payne, Jr Posted at 08:49pm

I have many fond memories of Aunt Katherine one would be the times I was able to take my dad (her brother) to the Masters also her many trips to Danville for the Payne reunion and what she had to do to get it ready last would be the times I was able to take my son to the Orioles baseball games and the many souvenirs she had for us. She was on heck of a lady and I will miss her. Betty Ann and the entire family you are in my prayers but just remember we all but just a moment away from another reunion!! Love you guys Morris Allen

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