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Lora Briggs

January 8, 2016
Westfield Republican

Lora Mae Hewes Briggs, 78, passed away peacefully on Jan. 1, 2016 at Saint Vincent's Hospital in Erie, Pa. Born on March 14th, 1937, the daughter of Robert and Blanche Hewes, she lived most of her life in Clymer, NY.

She worked hard beside her husband, James as together they owned and operated a dairy farm that had been in her family for more than three generations. She enjoyed cooking and family gatherings where her sweet rolls were the family favorite.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, James Briggs on November 2, 2015 and also by two sisters, Joyce Nickerson and Barbara Wiltsie.

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She is survived by a sister Carol Preston of Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina, and three children, Ralph (Jill) Briggs of Carlisle, PA; Peggy (Mike) Kolstee of Corry, PA; and Scott (Vicki) Briggs of Clymer NY. She particularly loved and was proud of her five Grandchildren David (Stephanie) Briggs of Harrison City, PA, Erica Briggs of Carlisle, PA, Jennifer (Scott) Knepper of Milton, PA, and Hannah and Adam Briggs of Clymer New York and her five Great Grandchildren: Jacob, Owen and Milaina Briggs of Harrison City, and Caleb and Catelyn Knepper of Milton.

There will be no calling hours. A private funeral for the immediate family will be held on January 9th at the Cutting Community Church.

Arrangements are being handled by the Spitzer Funeral Home, Clymer, N.Y.



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