Marilyn J. Briggs

Marilyn J. Briggs, age 83 of Tecumseh, formerly of Ypsilanti, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at home under the loving care of her family and Hospice of Lenawee. Marilyn was born May 17, 1929 in Ypsilanti, Michigan the daughter of Raymond and Irene (Paulsen) Bassett. On November 29, 1952 she married Ralph L. Briggs of Ypsilanti.Marilyn is survived by her sister Joanne (Bassett) Bates of Ypsilanti; five children, Dianne (Richard) Marsh of Tecumseh, David Briggs of Alabama, Carol (Paul) Dornan of Tennessee, Janet (Charles) Hilscher of Clio, Joseph Briggs of Tecumseh; ten grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, and a grandchild Nathanial E. Dornan.At Marilyn’s request cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on May 18, 2013, at the Tecumseh Chapel of Handler Funeral Homes from 2-4 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or to a Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Condolences may be offered to the family and a full obituary may be viewed at

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