Briggs, Florence D., Saginaw, Michigan

Passed away Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Saginaw Senior Care, Saginaw at the age of 93 years. Florence was born June 27, 1916 in Gladwin County to the late Orton and Emma (Davis) Slaybaugh. She married Edward Briggs on December 1, 1934; he predeceased her in 1978. Florence retired from St. Mary’s Hospital. She enjoyed spending time with her family, bingo and going to the casino. She was a devoted fan of the Detroit Tigers. Surviving are two daughters and two sons and their spouses, JoAnn Leahy, Saginaw; Leon and Mary Lou Briggs, Montrose; Betty and Duane Brayman, Saginaw; Edward Jr. and Joanne Briggs, Hope; eighteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Florence was predeceased by a daughter, Madeline Merkiel, a son, Clinton J. Briggs and one great-grandson. She was also predeceased by three brothers, Roy, Alva, her twin brother Lawrence; four sisters, Hazel, Mabel, Anna and Mary. Florence’s family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff of the Saginaw Senior Rehabilitation Center for their loving care. Funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at the W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road. Rev. Franklin Ward will officiate with burial in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Rd., from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Tuesday. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider their charity of choice.