Bonny Briggs

Bonny L. Briggs (Haferkamp)

Sunday, March 11th, 1928 - Thursday, July 4th, 2019
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Bonny L. Briggs, 91, Independence, MO., passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Community of Christ, Stone Church, 1012 W. Lexington Ave. Independence, MO 64050 with a reception to follow. Bonny was born March 11, 1928, in Augusta, MO, to Walter C. and Esther A. (Myra) Haferkamp. The middle of three children, she was 16 when she left home and moved to Southern California to further her education. She graduated from Graceland University, Lamoni, Iowa, and received an Associate’s Degree in English in 1948. While living in Temple City, CA, she raised three children and joined her husband in supporting a multitude of civic, legal, educational, and ministry-based outreach activities. Bonny was a lifetime member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints/ Community of Christ. As a soprano, music became one of her passions at an early age. She found ways to contribute her gifts by singing solos and in choirs, being active in children’s camps, and coordinating worship music for over 60 years. She sang in Handel’s Messiah at the Community of Christ’s Auditorium in Independence, MO for over 40 years. Bonny had an adventurous spirit and possessed a genuine passion for life. She loved reading poetry, taking nature walks, and collecting shells on the beach when vacationing with her family on Sanibel Island, FL. She dedicated her life to be a witness for Jesus and lived a life of service for others. Bonny is survived by her three children: daughter LeeAnna Marshall of Independence, MO; son Douglas Briggs and wife Leigh Briggs of Olathe, KS; son Robert Briggs and wife Michelle Briggs of Independence, MO; a sister, Carol Dee Bickel and husband Charles; seven grandchildren Mariah Jenkins, Taylor Briggs, Kristen Steele, Mitchell Briggs, Kenyon Briggs, Corey Briggs, and Samantha Briggs; and six great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Kenneth C. Briggs and a brother, Roger Haferkamp. Memorial contributions may be sent to The Kansas City Symphony. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at (Arrangements: Speaks Suburban Chapel (816) 373-3600)
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, July 13th, 2019 11:00am
    Community of Christ Stone Church
  • Interment

    Mound Grove Cemetery
    1818 North River Boulevard
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  • Reception

    Community of Christ Stone Church
    To Follow Memorial Services at the Church

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Jeanne Strange

Posted at 09:38am
To the family of Bonny Briggs. I wanted to express my sympathy for your loss and give you hope for the future. According to the Bible, you will see Bonny again. Please read the following scripture in your own copy of the Bible. It highlights that the soon God will remove death forever from mankind. And restore the earth to paradise conditions under the rule of God’s Kingdom. Its ruler will be Jesus Christ. Once again there will be peace and righteous conditions between man and animals. In the meantime, your loved one is resting till the resurrection.
Revelations 21: 3-4 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. 4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”
I hope this message has given you comfort. If you find this messages appealing, you can read more information about the Bible’s promises online at


Jeanne Strange

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