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Diana M. Briggs

d. April 20, 2019

Diana M. Briggs, age 80, of Athens, passed away on Saturday April 20, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.

She was born on August 22, 1938 in Detroit, MI, the daughter of John and Dottie Shields.

Diana married Richard Briggs on August 24, 1957.

She is survived by her husband, Richard; two sons, Brett (Jana) Briggs and Brian (Kimberly) Briggs; four grandsons; and five great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Shields

Diana worked as a Tax Accountant, retiring in 2003.

She enjoyed traveling with Richard in her motorhome.  Their biggest and favorite trip was to Alaska.

She was a member of the Athens Christian Church.

Cremation rites will be accorded.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Athens Christian Church.

Memorials can be made to Athens Christian Church.

Mott & Henning Funeral Home is assisting the Briggs family.


  1. Sorry to hear of this, Dick. You and your family are certainly in my prayers. As the song writer wrote, ” It is finished, the battle is over, THE VICTORY’s been won”.

    Terry Henrikson
    Athens Christian Church

  2. We met Diana through business seeing her regularly for several years. Professional but a real person with a story or joke to share. She gave us financial advice that turned our life into blissful retirement. Steve bought her scooter and stories followed as he drove about town on it. Such a nice lady! Prayers for your family.

  3. Mr. Briggs – I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Briggs passing. I grew up feeling as if she was one of the neighborhood “Mom’s”. She has a special place in my heart. She was always very nice and very welcoming at anytime. I think of you both often with fond memories of growing up on Yale. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May GOD Bless you and keep you in his embrace in this time of mourning and always.

    Heartfelt regards,

    Linda (Mogle) Logan

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