Gladys Mae Purcell Taylor Rigney

Gladys Mae Purcell Taylor Rigney, 95, of Elizabethtown, passed away Saturday, November 2, 2019, at her home. She was a member of First Christian Church in Elizabethtown, where she taught a youth Sunday School class for many years. She was a much loved wife, a loving mother, an administrative assistant for Rufus Brandenburg for many years and a meticulous homemaker. She was the oldest girl of nine children and spent her life taking care of her family and friends. She was also a former Miss Pulaski County. She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Cleo Rigney, her parents, Morris M. and Myrtle P. Taylor of Eubank, KY, two brothers, William G. Taylor of Jeffersonville, IN and Morris M. Taylor of El Paso, T X, and one sister, Faye Stinnett of Louisville, KY. She is survived by a son, Roger T. Rigney (Mari Lynn Arnold) and a daughter, Ranelle Rigney both of Elizabethtown; and two grandsons, Cameron A. Rigney of Lexington, KY and Taylor of New Orleans, LA. She is also survived by two brothers, E. J. Taylor and Foster B. Taylor (Ardath), of Cincinnati, OH, and three sisters, Ferne Cooke of Eubank, KY, Bernice Hubble (William B) of Somerset, KY and Marlene Wilson of Franklin, TN and two sisters-in-law, Emilia Taylor (Morris) of El Paso, TX and Lola McAninch of Liberty, KY. The funeral service will be Tuesday at 11 am at Brown Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Hardin Memorial Park. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 pm and continue from 9 am to 11 am Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lion's Club Eye Foundation or First Christian Church of Elizabethtown, KY. Condolences may be expressed online at


Monday, November 4, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Funeral Home


Tuesday, November 5, 2019 starting at 11:00 AM
Brown Funeral Home

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