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Thursday, November 25, 2021

Obituary - Wilma Mary McKeaigg,

Wilma Mary McKeaigg, age 99, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Clinton Healthcare and Rehab Center in Clinton, Missouri. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 2:00 PM at the Vansant-Mills Chapel with visitation from 1:00-2:00 PM prior to the service. Burial will follow in Englewood Cemetery Clinton, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the LaDue Cemetery and can be left in care of the funeral home.

Wilma was born on June 29, 1922 near Montrose, Missouri. The first child of Roy Edgar and Mary Edna Varner Briggs. She was united in marriage to James L. McKeaigg Jr. on February 8, 1941 and to this union three children were born.

Wilma worked several years for United Telephone Company and later worked for J.C. Penney Company retiring after 20 years of service.

She was a member of LaDue Christian Church, serving in various capacities over the years.

Wilma was preceded in death by her husband James, her parents, an infant brother, brothers; Uel Briggs and Lester Briggs, sons-in-law Robert Garrett and Paul Collins and two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law.

Survivors include her children, Carolyn Garrett of Clinton, Missouri, Larry McKeaigg (Pris) and Sue Collins both of Independence, Missouri. Two grandchildren; Mathew Collins (Lisa) and Deanna Collins Allison (Eric) all of Blue Springs, Missouri. Two great granddaughters; Kaitlin Allison Moore (Kelcey) of Kansas City, Missouri and Lauren Collins of Blue Springs, Missouri. One great-great granddaughter Lyla Rae Moore. Four brothers; Glen Briggs, Shelby Briggs (Marilyn), Clyde Briggs (Donna) all of Clinton, Missouri and James Briggs (Carol) of Deepwater, Missouri. Three sisters; Bonnie Winter and Esther Singer of Clinton, Missouri and Shirley Murphey (Joseph) of Joplin, Missouri. One sister-in-law Jackie Briggs of Clinton, Missouri. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton, Missouri.