Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Obituary - Theresa Marie Rooney Riggs

Theresa Marie Rooney Riggs age 65, of Peculiar, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, May 2, 2022.

The celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2022 at Cullen Funeral Home, 612 W. Foxwood Dr. Raymore, Missouri 64083. Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a celebration of Theresa’s life at 11:00 a.m. It was her wish that everyone wear casual attire.

Theresa was born in Cameron, Missouri on February 25, 1957 to Joseph Rooney and Mary (Kane) Rooney. After graduating high school, Theresa continued her education, ultimately receiving her Master’s in education from the University of Central Missouri. As an educator she was an advocate for literacy and dedicated her life to her students. She was blessed with three children. Theresa held a strong faith and relationship with her God and faithfully attended her bible study with friends. She was proud to be a founding member of the Sweet Potato Queens.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Rooney; and two brothers, Michael and Bill Rooney.

Left to cherish her memory are her three loving children, Benjamin Riggs, Jennifer Chappell, and Jessica Cooper; two brothers, Tom Rooney and Tim Rooney; four sisters, Mary Boswell, Rose Overstreet, Margaret Pierson, and Maureen Sharp; six grandchildren, Audrey, Breanna, Emma, and Cade Chappell, and Naomi and Arianna Cooper; as well as her dearly loved dogs, Jazzy and Biscuit.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Operation Breakthrough online at

Arrangements: Cullen Funeral Home, Raymore, Missouri 816.322.5278

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