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Bernard Allen Briggs

December 11, 1932 — October 3, 2018

Bernard Allen Briggs, 85, of Covington died Wednesday October 3, 2018 at OSF Heart of Mary Medical Center in Urbana. He was born December 11, 1932 at Kempton, IN the son of Herman D. and Effie (Allen) Briggs.

He graduated from Lafayette Jeff High School and attended Purdue. He was a repairman for Indiana Bell Telephone and Ameritech for thirty-seven years, retiring in 1993.  A resident of Covington since 1963, he formerly lived at Lafayette, Bloomington, and Columbus.  He was an avid roller skater, enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing.

Bernard married Karen Ackley October 31, 1997 at Covington and she survives. Also surviving are two sons, David (Sharon) Briggs of Ft. Hood, TX; Daniel (Kelly) Briggs of San Diego, CA; two step daughters, Marilyn (Jeff) Strawser and Catherine (Ronald) Ford, both of Covington; ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and one on the way.  His parents a brother and a sister preceded him in death.

Visitation will be Saturday October 6, 2018 from Noon to 3:00 P. M. at Shelby Funeral Home. A celebration of Bernie’s life will follow at 3:00 P. M. with Rev. Mason Shambach officiating.  Military honors by Veedersburg American Legion.  Cremation after the services.  Condolences to the family:


Shelby Funeral Home

Saturday, October 06, 2018 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM 622 3rd Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions Celebration of Life Service

Shelby Funeral Home

Saturday, October 06, 2018 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM 622 3rd Street
Covington, Indiana 47932 Directions
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