Mary Briggs, 1924-2018

Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Mary Alice Briggs, 94, of LaPorte, Indiana, who passed away Friday, August 10, 2018.

Mary was born April 7, 1924, in Casey, Illinois, to Ralph and Nora (Biggs) Fain.

On December 28, 1940, Mary married Maurice Briggs, who preceded her in death on November 21, 2006.

Mary was a homemaker, an avid gardener and an orchardist. She was a member of LaPorte First Church of God, Pinola Grange and Farm Bureau.

Mary leaves behind four granddaughters, Cheri Clark, Kimberly Maesch, Rebecca Conner and Julia Sinclair; a grandson, Jeffery Briggs; a sister, Pearl Beasley of Charleston, Illinois; brothers, Wendell (Jean) Fain of LaPorte and Joe (Sharon) Fain of Mill Creek, Indiana; and many dear nieces, nephews, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Maurice; two sons, Melvin and Dewey Briggs; a grandson, Brian Briggs; a sister, Audrey Briggs; and a brother, Bud Fain. 

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, August 15, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, LaPorte. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, August 16, at First Church of God, LaPorte, with Reverend Jeff Zigler officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte. 

Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of God, 2020 E. Lincolnway, LaPorte, IN 46350.

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3 Responses to “Mary Briggs, 1924-2018”

  1. Rob Wolford

    Aug 15. 2018

    Mrs Briggs was a wonderful person and a great neighbor back in the 1970s growing up on 500 west.

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  2. Amber Olson List

    Aug 17. 2018

    Mary was a wonderful friend and neighbor to my parents. She was someone I am proud to call a friend. I’m sorry I missed her funeral, had I known sooner I would have been there!

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  3. Becky

    Aug 24. 2018

    So sorry Becky, just read the obits, grandma got to a lot of places since I’ve known her. Will miss my neighbor

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