Darlene Opal Briggs


Darlene Briggs, 76 of What Cheer, died Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Jefferson County Health Center in Fairfield. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July, 14, 2016 at the Holland-Coble Funeral Home in What Cheer. Visitation with will be held Thursday from 10:00 am until the time of service; family will be present from 10:00 am until noon. Burial will be in the Indianapolis Cemetery west of What Cheer. Memorial contributions may be made to the family. Friends may offer condolences to the family at hollandcoblefuneralhomes.com. Darlene Opal Briggs was born October 24, 1939 the daughter of Roy and Opal Griggs Shipman. She was a 1959 graduate of Eddyville High School. Darlene was married to Philip Brumbaugh, to this union were four children; Carla, Keith, Philip and Robyn. On May 25, 1987 Darlene was united in marriage to Glen Briggs. She loved caring for her flowers, attending the Drakesville Music Festival and following her grandchildren in all of their sporting events. Over the years Darlene worked at the Big Smith Overall Factory in Oskaloosa, Kingsberry Homes in Sigourney and at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. Darlene is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Glen Briggs; a sister, Beulah Cameron; three half brothers, Leroy, Harley and Jack Shipman; and a half sister, Helen Farnam and two brothers-in-law, Herald Wells and Gene Winkleman. She is survived by her children, Carla (John) Dumont of Ollie, Keith (Jill) Brumbaugh of Reasnor, Philip (Nita) Brumbaugh of Keswick and Robyn Brumbaugh and significant other Joseph White; three sisters, Doris (Lyle) Showman of Oskaloosa, Margaret Wells of Newton and Nellie Winkleman of Beacon. Darlene was also blesses with eight grandchildren: Josh Dumont, Cody (Morgan) Dumont, J.C. Dumont, Colt (Sam) Brumbaugh, Kacy Brumbaugh, Jake Brumbaugh, Amber Woodsmall and Ethan Woodsmall.
Published on July 10, 2016
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