Pauline “Polly” Sheridan Briggs, 89, of Omaha, Nebraska passed away on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at Lakeside Hospital in Omaha. Polly was born Apr. 23, 1931, the eldest child to the last Paul Francis and Flossie Bell Morse Sheridan. Polly attended Farmersville Elementary School then transferred to Fredonia High School where she graduated in 1949. She attended Andrew Jackson Business School in Nashville, Tennessee, then moved back to Princeton and found employment with Thomas Industries “Moe Light.” She met her future husband, Larry Briggs, of Omaha, while he was stationed at Fort Campbell. They married in October 1955 and moved to Omaha to make their home.
Polly joined Benson Baptist Church of Omaha in 1956 where she enjoyed worshiping, serving and Christian fellowship for 65 years. Polly’s faith was an important part of her life as she was
a devout and well-versed Christian.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Briggs, in 2001; and her stepfather, J.W. Carner. Polly is survived by two daughters, Cindy Briggs-May of Omaha, Nebraska; Shari Briggs of Seattle, Washington; a son, Kevin (Katy) Briggs of Kansas City, Kansas; three grandchildren, Kristopher “Kris”
May of Omaha, Nebraska; Kelsey
May of Herndon, Virginia, Liam Briggs of Kansas City, Kansas; a brother, C.D. (Ruth) Sheridan of Caldwell County; two sisters, Christine “Chris” Lemon; Jean (Brad) Scott, all of Princeton; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
For years, Polly enjoyed her bi-yearly trips to visit with her Kentucky family and friends. She enjoyed all her travels and vacations whether they were near or far. She was an avid bowler and bowled in many leagues throughout her life. She also enjoyed boating and camping but her greatest joy was the time spent with her family, especially the three grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, at the 108th Street Chapel of Roeder Mortuary in Omaha, Nebraska, with pastor Paul Marine officiating.
Burial followed at Emerson Cemetery in Emerson, Iowa.