Alice F. (Riggs) Brakel, age 82, of Evansville, IN, passed peacefully during prayer at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, at Deaconess Midtown Hospital.
Alice was born January 15, 1939, in Dixon, KY, to Gilbert Riggs and Hallie Lynn Riggs. Alice was a 1957 graduate of Dixon High School and married the love of her life, Wayne on June 28, 1957. She was a member of Forest Hills Wesleyan Church for 63 years. Alice was devoted to her church and loved serving the Lord in various ministries. She retired from Castle High School after serving 27 years in the cafeteria. Alice loved cooking and sewing for her family and friends.
Alice is survived by her husband of 63 years, Wayne Brakel; sons, Tim Brakel (Lisa) and Keith Brakel (Beth); grandchildren, Wayne Brakel, Brammer Brakel, Heather St. Myers and Brittany Blackwell (Brian); and two great grandchildren, Keagan and Amaya.
Alice is preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Hallie Riggs.
Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 8, 2021, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Ray Austin officiating. A Live Stream will be available beginning twenty minutes prior to the service time. Please visit www.boonefuneralhome.net, select your loved one’s obituary, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click Live Stream. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may visit from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., Sunday, February 7, 2021, and from 9:00 a.m. until time of service, Monday, February, 8, 2021 at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.
Memorial Contributions may be made to: Forest Hills Wesleyan Church at 2801 Claremont Ave, Evansville, IN 47712.
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