Dora Kathryn Briggs
Dora Kathryn Briggs
  • February 29, 1940 - March 27, 2017
  • West Salem, Illinois

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Dora K. Briggs was born on February 29, 1940. Being a leap year lady, she claimed this year she was 19 ¼ years old. She passed on March 27, 2017 at 7:34 a.m. at her son's home.

She was preceded in death by her parents George and Nellie Stone, daughter Cynthia Briggs Goldman, son Lee Robert Briggs, and grandson Jamison Johnson.

Dora is survived by her siblings Ralph (Yvonne) Stone and Lulu (Eugene) Stone Kelsey; sons Virgil (Kim) Briggs, Jahue (Brenda) Briggs; daughter Jessie (Ray) Briggs Johnson; eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

Dora asked not to be mourned with tears, but remembered with cheer and a beer.

Besides being a full time mother, she was a farmer, worked at PN Hirch, The Farmer's Store, Burger Bar, La Mancha, Old Smoke House, a rest home, and was your favorite bartender.

Anyone who knew Dora knew she loved yard sales and auctions. Her advice to everyone is to go buy that family heirloom you wish you had gotten. Just keep nodding at the auctioneer, buy it, enjoy it, and now it's part of your family history.

Dora's sense of humor helped her during her illness. Her humor and love will be missed by all. We all love you and miss you already.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Ingram Funeral Home in Albion, Illinois. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial to follow at Union Cemetery, northeast of Albion.

Memorials may be made to the Bone Gap Volunteer Fire Department, and envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.