Dorothy A. Briggs
February 17, 1934 - June 10, 2017
Biography

Dorothy Ann Keller Briggs, 83, of Muscatine passed away on Saturday, June 10, 2017 in her home surrounded by her family.
Memorial services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at the Island United Methodist Church. A private burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery. Casket bearers will be her grandsons, Michael Briggs, Brian Briggs, Christopher Leaver, Tim Blood, Jason Miller, Spencer Kimbro, Scott Carpenter, Kevin Jeffrey, and Tim Brown. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Island United Methodist Church, Musserville United Methodist Church or the Fruitland Fire Department. The family has appreciated the love, support, and friendship from extended family members and friends for the past year.
Dorothy was born on February 17, 1934, in Muscatine; she was the second of four girls born to Donald H. and Margaret M. Durst Keller. She graduated from Muscatine High School, class of 1952. In school, she lettered in Marching Band. She also enjoyed playing the piano.
She married John D. Briggs on February 1, 1952, in Louisa County. Before John's passing, they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Through the years, they build a life around family and service to the church and community.
Dorothy worked primarily for the Muscatine Community Schools as an Elementary Librarian at Franklin, School Secretary at Franklin and Madison and at the district office. She retired with over 30 years of service.
Dorothy was a lifelong member of the Musserville United Methodist Church where she was active in the United Methodist Women. She also attended the Island United Methodist Church with her family. She enjoyed many hobbies, such as sewing, ceramics, cooking, quilting, and knitting. Dorothy enjoyed camping and fishing with her family and friends. She also served as a Girl Scout leader at Franklin Elementary School. She was a mother who passed many skills to her children and grandchildren, but first and foremost was to be respectable and caring.
Those left to honor her memory include daughter Deborah S. McNamara and husband, Robert, of Uniontown, Ohio; one son, Donald D. Briggs and wife, Debra of Fruitland; daughter, Susan K. Phillips, of Muscatine; and daughter, Sandra L. Freitag and husband, Brian, of Muscatine; nine grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Judy Mundy of Readyville, Tennessee; and Patricia J. Keller, of Muscatine.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2012 and one sister, Donna Welsch.
... Read More


Mobile Check-ins: - What is this?

Services

No Visitation Info

Memorial Service Information

Map & Driving Directions

Date & Time

Tue, June 13, 2017
1:00 PM


Location

Island United Methodist Church
2598 Stewart Road
Muscatine, Iowa 52761


Photos

No Photos Yet
Add one now

Slideshow
View all »
Tributes
What will you miss most about Dorothy?
What is your favorite memory of Dorothy?
How did Dorothy inspire you?
What made Dorothy so unique and special?
Lee and Pat Cassabaum
Jun 13, 2017

We are so sorry for your loss of such a wonderful, caring, and loving person. We will miss talking to Dorothy at the family reunions. She will never be forgotten. With deepest sympathy, Lee and Pat Cassabaum an family

Julie Snyder Castillo
Jun 12, 2017

I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Briggs. She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. I think she is the reason I first started loving books and reading. We all loved her at Franklin School. She was a v... more

Jun 12, 2017
I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Briggs. She was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. I think she is the reason I first started loving books and reading. We all loved her at Franklin School. She was a very special lady. May she rest in peace.

Julie Snyder Castillo
Paul Temple
Jun 12, 2017

Dear Briggs family, What an awesome person. Knew her all my life as a wonderful "South end" mother and genuine person, librarian and a person who really cared. Enjoyed working with her through estate sales etc. You had t... more

Jun 12, 2017
Dear Briggs family, What an awesome person. Knew her all my life as a wonderful "South end" mother and genuine person, librarian and a person who really cared. Enjoyed working with her through estate sales etc. You had the best.

Paul Temple
Elly Riley
Jun 12, 2017

She was much loved and much respected. May your hearts be filled with love and peace

tasha (reinier) douthit
Jun 12, 2017

sandy I am so sorry for your loss of your mother . may she rest in peace

Megan Lynch
Jun 12, 2017

Sandy, your mom must have been a pretty special lady, as she raised a pretty special daughter. Wanted you to know your co-workers are thinking of you in your time of need.

View all »
Videos

No Videos Yet
Add one now

Dorothy A. Briggs's online obituary has been made permanent courtesy of Obitio Online Obituaries.

Subscribe to Email Updates

Enter your email below to receive notifications each time a new tribute is added to this obituary. You can unsubscribe at any time.


What are Mobile Check-ins?

Visitors who access this online memorial from the visitation service are allowed to "check-in," signing their name to help the family record and memorialize the service attendees.

Email to Family or Friends   or   Click to Share to Facebook

Enter the email address of a friend or family member below and we'll notify them of this obituary