Susan R. Briggs
1942 - 2021
Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home & Cremation Center - Chambersburg
333 Falling Spring Road
Chambersburg, PA
Susan R. Briggs

Chambersburg - On Sunday, July 25, 2021, Susan R. Briggs, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to eternal rest at age 78. Born November 1942, she was a daughter of the late William and Mildred Ruth.

In 2000, Susan retired from Industrial Logistics Systems Center located at Letterkenny Army Depot. She previously worked at several local banks. Susan was a member of First United Methodist Church in Chambersburg where she volunteered for numerous church activities.

Susan loved preparing delicious meals for the family. She enjoyed reading, doing puzzles, and volunteering in her daughter's Kindergarten classroom. Family vacations and making cookies with her grandchildren were some of her fondest memories. She cherished time with her sisters, going to teas and singing together. Susan's greatest gift to her family was sharing her faith in the Lord.

She is survived by her husband Richard W. Briggs; two children, Pamela Reed (husband John) and John Briggs (wife Marlana). Susan will be fondly remembered by her five grandchildren: Leah Reed, Jade Reed, Brock Reed, Rachel Bricker (husband Collin) and Derek Briggs. She was recently blessed with the birth of her great-granddaughter, Eila Bricker. In addition to her parents, Susan was preceded in death by her brother John Robert Ruth. She is survived by siblings William Ruth, Evelyn Kauffman, Janet Besore, Mary Rosenberry, Emma Jane Kuhn, Martha Rotz-Tatem, Margaret Springer and Linda Edmondson.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 14th at First United Methodist Church of Chambersburg, 225 S. 2nd Street, Chambersburg, PA 17201. The family will host a luncheon celebration of Susan's life in the church fellowship hall immediately following the service.

In lieu of flowers, Susan wishes memorial contributions to be made for the correction of birth defects to Smile Train, PO Box 96231, Washington, DC 20090-6231. Arrangements are entrusted to Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, Chambersburg, PA. Condolences and memories may be shared on her Book of Memories page at

Published by Public Opinion from Jul. 28 to Jul. 30, 2021.
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225 S. 2nd Street, Chambersburg, PA
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To the Ruth family: We knew and remember all of the Ruth siblings with great fondness. May God bless all of you with peace and comfort as you mourn this loved one.
Marie (Barnes) & Dale E. kline
July 30, 2021
Susan was such a dear friend. We would have our coffee together every morning at work and talk about everything, mostly how much she loved her family. I loved how she was so organized, I always called her Martha Stewart. I will really miss her. So sorry for you loss. She was a great lady.
Patrice Creamer
July 29, 2021
This breaks my heart. I am so sorry. Y'all are in my prayers. RIP Miss Susan.
Anthony Orsa
July 28, 2021
So very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Christy Vannoy
July 27, 2021
I lost my best friend yesterday. Susan was a great friend and I will miss her terribly. RIP
Nancy Smith
July 26, 2021
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