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Blair Nicole (Riggle) Sanders, 35, Galveston, passed away at 8:08 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, surrounded by family and friends. She was born May 29, 1982, in Howard County, the daughter of Russell A. Riggle and Linda M. (Blandford) Nunnally.
Blair earned her degree as a medical assistant. She was someone who truly loved life, and that was evident the moment you met her. Blair was a vibrant, thoughtful and strong woman who had a heart with an infinite amount of love for others. She made such an impact on others with her selfless acts and positive attitude. Her faith in God and love for life were far greater than any of the pain and struggles she endured during her long time battle with Crohn's Disease. With a smile that would light up the room, Blair enjoyed dancing, fashion and making other's laugh.
Blair is survived by her mother, Linda Nunnally; father, Rusty Riggle; sister, Ashley (Aaron) Ault; niece, Braci Ault; nephew, Brody Ault; grandmother, Linda Woliver; and other family members, Brandon Riggle and family, Brittany Damron and family, and Victoria Sanders and family.
A memorial service celebrating Blair's life will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, at First Church of the Nazarene, 2734 S. Washington St., with Pastor Stan Zurcher officiating. Friends are invited to visit with the family from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Blair's memory to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, PO Box 1245, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9976. Shirley & Stout Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.shirleyandstout.com.
Published on August 26, 2017
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