1926 - 2013
Mrs. T.A. "Dorothy" Briggs, Sr., age 86, died Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Fountainview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Rose Hill, Kansas. She was born December 15, 1926, in St Louis, Missouri, the daughter of the late William and Ester (Hefner) Obst. On November 12, 1948, she married Thomas A. Briggs, Sr. in Hardin, Illinois. He preceded her in death on October 3, 1969. She became a Registered Nurse in 1947 at St. Johns Hospital in St. Louis. Dorothy started her nursing career in Memphis, Tennessee and worked with paraplegics returning from the war, she was employed with Audrain Medical Center in Mexico, Mo., Callaway Hospital in Fulton, was head nurse at Missouri School for the Deaf and worked at the State Hospital as a floor nurse at Cramer. Dorothy was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Fulton, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Lady's Auxiliary and was involved with the American Red Cross. Dorothy is survived by four sons; Thomas (Karen) and James Briggs of Fulton, Patrick (Jaelyn) and Timothy (friend Tammy) Briggs of Douglas, Kansas; one sister, Billye (John) Griswold of White Hall, Illinois; seven grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 26, 2013, at St. Peters Catholic Church, Fulton with Monsignor Gregory Higley officiating. Burial will follow in the Callaway Memorial Garden Cemetery. The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home in Fulton. Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Alzheimer's Association, c\o Debo Funeral Home, 833 Court St., Fulton, MO 65251.