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Blue Funeral Home (Marion)
Friday January 15th, 2021

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Geraldine Briggance

Herrin-Geraldine Briggance, 86, passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021 at the Voyage Senior Living Center in Herrin.

Geraldine was born on March 11, 1934 in St. Louis to Harry and Margaret (Meister) Codori.  She married James Briggance on August 7, 1952 in Lenzburg, IL and he preceded her in death on January 17, 2000.

Geraldine worked as a sales clerk.  She was a member of Second Baptist Church in Marion and enjoyed attending Tuesday Morning Bible study. Geraldine loved puzzles, sewing and was an excellent seamstress.

Survivors include:

Daughter-Denise A. Buckholt (Mark)

Son-James “Reggie” Briggance (Paula)


Bobbie Rice (Tim)

Carrie Werner

Marty Stickler

Rebecca Tripp

Robert Tripp

Great grandchildren:

Danielle Rogers (Cody)

Olvie Rice

Austin Bender

Great-great grandson-Grant Rogers

Sister-Deborah Harris

Brother-Dennis L. Frech (Jackie)

She was preceded in death by her parents; step father, LeRoy Frech and daughter, Brenda S. Morgan.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Pastor Brett Beasley officiating.  Visitation will also be on Friday from 10am until the time of service at the funeral home.

Inurnment will be on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11am at Marissa Cemetery.

Due to health concerns related to the COVID-19 virus, those attending the service are asked to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask.

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What at very special lady. Your faith and testimony is something I will hold dear. I am blessed to have had time with you. Until we see each other again.

Karen Jan 14 2021 8:41 PM