Shirley A. Briggs

Shirley A. Briggs

Shirley A. Briggs, 81, of Curtis, died Dec. 15, 2016, in North Platte.

She was born on March 30, 1935, in Humboldt to Elmer and Florence (Sitorius) Rexroth.

Shirley grew up in Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High. She later graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln and University of Wyoming in Laramie.

She started her teaching career in 1957. She taught school for 35 years in Curtis.

She married Donald on June 12, 1965, in Lincoln. They lived and taught school in Curtis. To this union two children were born: Heidi and Corey.

She was a member of the Curtis UMW and involved with the Easter pageants and choir. She was a member of the Phi Mu Sorority, Nebraska State Education Association, Curtis Education Association and Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with her family, doing embroidery and writing letters. She enjoyed the Arrowhead Meadows Ladies Golf.

Shirley was preceded in death her parents sister-in-law Sherry Rexroth; and brother-in-law David Briggs.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Donald Briggs of Curtis; daughter and birthday twin, Heidi (Scott) Lowthorp, of Sidney, Iowa; son, Corey (Nancy) Briggs, of Columbus; seven grandchildren; brothers Duane (Mary Lou) Rexroth, of Shenandoah, Iowa and Lynn Rexroth, of Wayzata, Minnesota; sister-in-law Phyllis Briggs, of Alliance; brother-in-law, Robert (Pam) Briggs, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; 12 nieces and nephews; and extended family and friends.

Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church, 402 Center or Medicine Valley Education Foundation. Online condolences may be shared at

Services will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Curtis, 402 Center, Curtis, NE. Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

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