Betty Ann BRIGGS

October 12, 1933January 23, 2019

Betty A Briggs (Flaherty) passed peacefully on January 23, 2019. Betty is survived by her children, sons; Steve Briggs and wife Sandy, Mark Briggs and partner Andrea Sobotka, daughter; Michelle “Shelby” Austin and grandchildren, Jason & Kristie Zager, Jon & Tracy Zager, James & Amanda Zager, Kyle & Nickey Austin, Shane & Lesley Smith. She also thoroughly enjoyed her great grandchildren; Zoey, Zane, Riley, Ryder, Josie, Jace and the “on the way” Smith baby.

Betty was born October 12, 1933 and lived in the Kansas City area all her life. Her accomplishments in life were many. Besides her love & dedication to her family & friends, she also enjoyed championing the rights of employees on equal rights, discrimination, health & safety during her many years working as a human resources director.

Family & friends are invited to a celebration of life on March 16, 2019 from 3 to 6 pm at 8236 Park St. Lenexa, Kansas.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you share Betty's love of reading by donating books to your local nursing home or care facility.


  • James Riley Flaherty, Father
  • Hazel Victoria (Ferreira) Flaherty, Mother
  • Steve Briggs, Son
  • Mark Briggs, Son
  • Michelle (Shelby) Austin, Daughter


16 March

"Celebration Of Life"

3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Family Home

8236 Park Street
Lenexa, KS 66215


Betty Ann BRIGGS

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Sarah Golinvaux

February 12, 2019

My deepest sympathies to your family. I lived across the street from Betty for several years. She was always a wonderful neighbor with a ready smile and warm conversation. Betty will continue to be in my thoughts.