Barbara Briggs


Barbara Ann Briggs, 82, of Garden City, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center in Garden City.

Barbara Ann Briggs, 82, of Garden City, died Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Homestead Health & Rehabilitation Center in Garden City.

She was born Nov. 27, 1931, in Keokuk, Iowa, to Everett and Bessie Angel Reeder.

In February 1951, she married Maurice R. Briggs in Wayland, Mo. He died July 8, 2010. She also was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Bruce Briggs; two brothers, Leonard and Raymond Reeder; and two sisters, Mary Ellenberg and Myrtle Reeder.

A Garden City resident since the early 1960s, Mrs. Briggs worked at Eads True Value and Woolworths before starting her work with St. Catherine Hospital and Sienna Medical Clinic. She worked as a Ward Clerk for more than 25 years. She enjoyed her dogs, reading and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include a daughter, Debra and husband Gary Hardwick of Ferndale, Wash.; three sons, Steven and wife Pat Briggs, Ronald Briggs, and Kent and wife Jean Briggs, all of Garden City; a daughter-in-law, Donna Briggs of Scott City; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

Funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Garden City.

Visitation hours are noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home in Garden City. Condolences may be emailed to Memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association or American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home, 412 N. Seventh St., Garden City, KS 67846.

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