Rhoda R. Briggs, 97, of 938 First Avenue, Gallipolis, passed away on March 15, 2013 at her home.
Born January 6, 1916, in Harrison Township, Gallia County, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Lenora Porter McKean. Rhoda was a cosmetologist and later worked and retired from the Gallipolis Developmental Center.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Merrill Briggs; son David Briggs; her sisters, Jewel (Elmer) Caldwell, Rita (Merrill) Sheets; her brothers, Porter (Gladys) McKean, Marcus (Genie) McKean, John (Garnet) McKean, and Stanley (Roberta) McKean; and brother in law, Robert Haggerty.
Surviving are her sisters, Lucille Haggerty of Gallipolis, Ohio and G. Juanita (C. Leon) Saunders of Gallipolis, Ohio. She is also survived by her daughter in law, Betty Briggs of San Diego, Calif.. She is survived by two granddaughters along with several nieces and nephews.
Rhoda was blessed by her dedicated, skilled and loving caregivers lead by Darren “Gary” Reddy and Angel Kirk.
A private family service will be held on Monday, March, 18, 2013, at the Waugh-Halley-Wood Funeral Home, with Dr. Fred Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Gravel Hill Cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Holzer Hospice, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, Ohio 45631.
An online guest registry is available at waugh-halley-wood.com