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“I am lighting a candle today in memory of Aunt Leonora .I picked the Easter Lily because of the connection to the Ressurection of Jesus Christ.May...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Peggy Sue KIngma - Lafayette, IN

“When we lose a relative we also lose a part of ourselves.We will all grieve in different ways.Hold the memories dear to your hearts.Be glad that she...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Peggy Sue Kingma - Lafayette, IN

“I am so grateful that I moved back to Lafayette when I did and I was able to visit with her often. She was always happy to see me and, like with...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Moore - daughter

“May Leonora rest in peace. My dad introduced me to her at the Tuesday Painters group many years ago. I remember her friendliness to me and my...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kris Lamb - Lafayette, IN

“I love how you stood at the door whenever I left your house and just watched me get into the car and drive out the driveway. You would stay there...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Tracy Crafts - Indianapolis, IN

“Sorry for your loss...our prayers are with your family at this difficult time!! Madonna Christopher and family Red hat friend ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Madonna Christopher - Lafayette, IN

“Love and miss you Grandma. I'm happy to know you will be with Grandpa, Aunt Marilyn, and my dad. You will have so many beautiful things to choose...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Candace Moegling - St. Petersburg, FL


Leonora (Kingma) Wiggins, 88, of Lafayette, passed away at home on Tuesday, January 28, 2014. Born April 24, 1925 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late John and Mary (Brown) Kingma. She was a graduate of Klondike High School.
Leonora married Marvin S. Wiggins on September 10, 1945 in Lafayette and he preceded her in death on November 11, 1996. She worked as a clerk at JoAnn's Fabrics for 7 ½ years. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Charm and Chatter Extension Homemakers Club, Americus Quilting Club, Brown County Art Guild, Tuesday Painters, and The Red Hat Society. She also enjoyed photography, ceramics, traveling and working crossword puzzles.
Surviving are her two sons, Douglas Wiggins (wife, Theresa) and John M. Wiggins (wife, Lizbeth), her three daughters, Diane Moore and Kathleen Engler (husband, Richard) all of Lafayette, and Sharon Butler of Dayton, IN; her sister, Joanne Irwin of Attica, and her three brothers, James W. Kingma, Robert F. Kingma, and Wayne W. Kingma all of Lafayette. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Leaman, a son, Jerry Wiggins, and a sister, Eileen Titus.

Visitation from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Boniface Catholic Church with Father Gustavo Lopez officiating. Entombment to follow at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com