Obituaries

Frances M. Briggs

November 22, 1928 - July 15, 2018

Frances M. Briggs

Obituary

Kirkland, IL

Frances Briggs, 89 of Kirkland, IL passed away peacefully, Sunday, July 15, 2018 in Maple Crest Care Centre in Belvidere, IL.  Frances was born November 22, 1928 in Belvidere, IL the daughter of Franklin and Gladys (Wilson) Morehead. Following her graduation from Belvidere High School, Frances worked for a short time at Tripp Insurance, until she married Ralph R. Briggs in Cherry Valley on January 14, 1951.  Following her marriage, Frances and Ralph farmed together on their land in Kirkland.  Frances enjoyed gardening, spending time outside; sewing when she was younger and reading in her later years.  Over the years, Frances attended the Flora Community Church.

Frances is loved and will be missed by her children, Larry Briggs, of Kirkland, Dan (Sherry) Briggs of Plymouth, MN, Alan Briggs of Belvidere, IL; grandchildren, Nicole (Josh) Wendorf of Hartford, WI, Chadd (Ashley) Briggs of Rockford, MN; great-grandchildren, Ali, Lexi and Ruby; sister, Audrey (Don) Johnson of Brooklyn, WI; brother, Marlyn (Jacque) Morehead of Rockford, IL; nieces and nephews.  Frances is preceded in death by her parents and husband, Ralph.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.  Burial in Flora Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the funeral home.  Memorials can be given in care of Flora Community Church in Frances’ name.  To share a remembrance, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Thursday, July 19, 2018
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.,Thursday, July 19, 2018 at the funeral home.

Friday, July 20, 2018
11:00 am

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 20, 2018 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL.

Burial in Flora Cemetery.

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To the family of Ms. Frances Briggs:

I would like to express my condolences to you for the loss of your mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister. When a loved one dies, mere words cannot convey the overwhelming feelings of shock and despair that can result from such a loss, even when you feel they lived a long and enjoyable life. But many bereaved ones have found healthy ways to express their grief. Talking about your feelings with a trusted friend can bring a measure of relief. So pour out your feelings to Jehovah, the God who promises at 2 Corinthians 1:3,4 to comfort your heart. Writing can also be a helpful release in expressing grief. And reading about the resurrection hope in God’s Word, the Bible, can be a real source of comfort. It teaches at Acts 24:15 that the dead will live again. While Jesus was on earth, he showed that he is able to resurrect the dead. And when the earth is transformed back into a paradise, Jehovah God will enable him to resurrect untold numbers of people to life here on earth, but under peaceful and righteous conditions. Imagine the great joy when Ms. Briggs is brought back to life and is reunited with her loved ones.

F. Smith 2018-07-23T13:34:08

Larry, Alan and family, we are sorry for your loss. Alan and Melody schult

Alan and Melody Schult 2018-07-18T13:46:45

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