Marie K. Briggs, age 98, resident of Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown, PA passed away there on Thursday, January 10, 2013 after a period of failing health. Previously, Marie was a longtime resident of Meadville. Born on September 24, 1914 in Meadville, PA, Marie was the daughter of the late John Koessling and Clara Mae Peters Koessling.

Briggs, Marie K.After graduating from Meadville High School in 1932, Marie attended Allegheny College and Meadville Commercial College. She then became employed for a short time by NorthWest Rural Electric in Cambridge Springs where she was a bookkeeper. Following some years as a homemaker, Marie became employed in 1956 by the Enterprise News in Cambridge Springs as a teletype operator. In 1964, she began employment at the Meadville Tribune as a teletype operator, retiring in 1979.

Marie had a number of interests including card playing, reading, flower gardening, crossword puzzles, needle work, and her many pet dogs over the years.

Preceding Marie in death in addition to her parents was her former husband, Ruric Bud Briggs. Surviving Marie are two sons – Terry Briggs and his wife, Sue of Centerville and Tom Briggs and his wife, Martie of Meadville; two granddaughters – Kristen Hamilton and her husband, Devin; Erin Perkins and her husband, Kevin; three great grandchildren – Alexis Hamilton, Jasmine Hamilton, and Kaitlyn Hamilton; three step grandchildren – Bret Cancilla, Tia Spencer, and Andrea Hirosky; nine step great grandchildren, and four step great great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Sunday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and are invited to attend funeral services there Monday morning at 10:00. Reverend Temple Jarrell, pastor of New Beginnings Church of God in Meadville will officiate. Interment will be in Venango Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to a charity of one’s choice.