Laura Briggs, 83

Laura Marie Briggs, age 83, of Three Rivers passed away on Friday, May 15, 2015 at Bronson Methodist Hospital. She was born in Plover , WI the daughter of Edwin D. and Georgina (Gemberling) Slack.
Laura was a resident of Three Rivers for over sixty years. She was employed for many years as a retail manager of Spiegel’s in Kalamazoo. She was a member of Fulton United Methodist Church and was also a 4-H Leader of Kalamazoo for fifteen years.
Laura was preceded in death by husband, Robert Ilo, sons, Robert and Dennis Briggs, two sisters, and four brothers.
She leaves to cherish her loving memory, daughter, Kristine (David) Bacon; son, George Briggs; sister, Edna Shaver; brother, Dennis Slack; several grandchildren and great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
In accordance with her wishes cremation will be conducted and there will be no public services held at this time.
Donations in memory of Laura may be directed to the Homer Stryker School of Medicine thru Western Michigan University. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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