Mrs. Brenda Ann (Hyatt) Briggs , age 65, of Vevay, Indiana, Brenda entered this life on July 4, 1948, in Franklin, Indiana, she was the loving daughter of the late, Allen Wesley & Beulah Ann (Black) Hyatt. She was raised in Whiteland, Indiana, where she was a 1966 graduate of Whiteland Community High School. Brenda earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Ball State University in 1970 & her Master’s Degree from Murray State in 1975. Brenda was united in marriage on June 7, 1975, in Greenwood, Indiana, to Kendrick Fay Briggs, Jr. & to this union arrived a son to bless their home. Brenda & Kendrick shared nearly 39 years of marriage together until her death. Brenda was a retired Home Economics Teacher for the Switzerland County School Corporation, retiring in 2007, after 37 years of service. She was a senior class sponsor for 12 years, where she organized Senior Class Trips to Florida. She was a cheerleading sponsor for 10 years & a FHA sponsor. Brenda was an honorary member of the Switzerland County FFA Association. She participated in bringing Farm Bureau Ag in the classroom. Brenda resided in the Switzerland County Community since 1970, where she was not only a teacher, but a friend to many in her community. Brenda was a member of the Honey Creek United Methodist Church in Greenwood, Indiana, the Vevay Athletic Club in Vevay, Indiana & the Delta Kappa Gama Sorority. She was Mrs. Switzerland County in 2005 at the Switzerland County 4-H Fair. She was a Switzerland County 4-H Fair Board Member for over 20 years. Brenda was in charge of hospitality for many events for the Switzerland County School Corporation. She started Adult Sewing Classes that were held at the Switzerland County High School. Brenda enjoyed sewing, collecting Santa Clauses, making crafts, canning & collecting Longaberger Baskets. Brenda was known for being very organized in her home & in the classroom. Brenda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, teacher & friend. Brenda died at 4:52 am, Wednesday, January 22, 2014, at the University of Louisville Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.
Brenda will be missed by her husband of 39 years: Kendrick Fay Briggs, Jr. of Vevay, IN; her son: Bradley Allen Briggs & his wife: Amanda of Dupont, IN; her grandson: Michael Allen Briggs of Dupont, IN; her brother: John A. Hyatt & his wife: Donna of Franklin, IN; her mother-in-law: Joy Briggs of Vevay, IN.
She was preceded in death by her parents: Allen Wesley & Beulah Ann (Black) Hyatt; her father-in-law: Kendrick Fay Briggs, Sr.; her father-in-law & mother-in-law: Charles & Charlene McMakin Johnson.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Mike Jones, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana
Friends may call 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Memorial contributions may be made to Switzerland County EMS or Community Foundation of Switzerland County. Cards are available at the funeral home.