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Mary Frances Briggs

December 20, 1934 — May 10, 2019

Mary Frances Briggs, 84, Altus, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2019 in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Prince of Peace Catholic Church with Father Cory Stanley officiating. Burial will follow at 2:00 PM in the Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Hobart, under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service.

Mary Frances Braun was born on December 20, 1934 in Hobart, Oklahoma to Dr. J.P. and Katherine (Clark) Braun. She graduated from Hobart High School in 1952 and attended two years at the Oklahoma College for Women in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Mary married Glenn Briggs on October 22, 1955 in Hobart. She worked as a switchboard operator at Jackson County Memorial Hospital from 1984 - 1993, St. Mary's Hospital in Enid from 1993 - 2000, and then back to Jackson County Memorial Hospital in 2000, retiring in 2009. Mary was a member of the Prince of Peace Catholic Church where she was a part of the Catholic Daughters and St. Vincent De Paul. She did much volunteer work, especially with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and at the Senior Citizens Center in Altus. She enjoyed yardwork, music and spending time with her kids and grandkids. She was known for her laugh, sense of humor and was always ready for a good conversation.

Her parents, two brothers, Paul and Terry, and her former husband, Glenn, preceded her in death.

Survivors include two daughters, Glenna Long (Gary), and Robin Briggs; two sons, Philip Briggs and Greg Briggs (Katie); five grandchildren, Jake, Liam, Kelsey, Jessica and Cooper; two sisters, Gretchen Swinney and Teresa Smith (Mike); a brother, Pete Braun (Judy); and 7 nieces, 3 nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwest Oklahoma Community Action Group ( ) or the American Parkinson’s Disease Association ( ) in Mary’s name in lieu of flowers.

The family will receive friends on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Funeral Mass

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Prince of Peace Catholic Church

1500 Falcon Road, Altus, OK 73521

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Graveside Service

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Resurrection Catholic Cemetery

, Hobart, OK 73651

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