In loving memory of

Phyllis (Mangin) Briggeman
November 13, 1941 - October 31, 2022

Phyllis Briggeman, 80, passed away at her Washington residence the morning of October 31, 2022. She was born November 13, 1941, to Fredrick and Elizabeth (Branaman) Mangin. On June 16, 1962, Phyllis married the love of her life, John Briggeman. Together they made a loving home for their four children until his passing on October 14, 2020.

A graduate of Washington Catholic High School, Phyllis was retired from Walmart where she was a customer services manager. In her younger years, she enjoyed painting - working in oils creating still life paintings. Phyllis loved spending time with her family and especially loved attending her grandchildren's sporting events. Phyllis was known to be an avid basketball fan, always following her favorite players and teams. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. Devout in her faith, Phyllis was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, helped with funeral meals, and prayed in the Perpetual Adoration Chapel.

Those who now mourn Phyllis' passing include her children: Edwin (Mendee) Briggeman of Indianapolis; Anita (Gary) Dunt; Karla (Jack) Mahan; and Amy (Dale) Schmitz, all of Washington. Phyllis was blessed with ten grandchildren: Courtney Watkins; Jamie Watkins; Matthew Mahan; Emily Mahan; Shane Briggeman; Ethan Briggeman; Madeline Briggeman; Eric Briggeman; Paige Schmitz; and Calliope Schmitz. She leaves four beloved great-grandchildren: Sean; Xavier; Magdalene; and Kolton. Additionally, Phyllis leaves two sisters: Lynn (Rob) Burkhardt of Louisville; and Patricia Adams of Evansville.

During her life, Phyllis mourned the loss of her parents, Fredrick and Elizabeth Mangin; her husband, John Briggeman; and her sister, Charlotte Keiser.

The family suggests that donations can be made in Phyllis' memory to Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church, or to the charity of one's choice.

Visitation for Phyllis Briggeman will be 5:00-7:00 pm, Friday, November 4, 2022, at the Ed L. Lee Mortuary, 620 East Viola Avenue, Washington.

The Daughters of Isabella will pray the rosary at 9:45 am, Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am, Saturday, November 5, 2022, at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church. Father Paul Ferguson will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in the St. John Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

The staff of the Ed Lee Mortuary is honored to have been entrusted with Phyllis Briggeman's arrangements.


Father Lowell Will wrote on Nov 4, 2022:

"To the Family of Phyllis, My sincere Sympathy and Prayers to all of you at the death of your good mother. I have fond memories of Phyllis -- all the basketball games, etc. She was a great lady of faith. May God grant you Peace and Comfort at this time of you loss. If you need anything, please don't hesitate to ask. Thanks, Father Will"

Deacon Kevin Daily wrote on Nov 3, 2022:

"Prayers go out to Karla, Jack, and the rest of the family in this time of loss. May she welcomed into the loving and merciful arm of our God. A loving peace to all family and friends."

Kathy Arnold wrote on Nov 3, 2022:

"The personification of Grace and Faith during the most difficult times. What a beautiful cousin, loved by all who knew her. Deepest sympathies to Anita, Karla, Ed, and Amy and Patty and Lynn and the grandkids. She will be missed by all of our family. "

Susie (Kramer) Smith wrote on Nov 3, 2022:

"Phyllis & I attended St. Mary's Grade School & WCHS together. When we were in the 7th & 8th Grades we enjoyed riding our bikes on Saturdays and attended many functions together and slumber parties, etc. Sharon (Hayes) Decker had a Class Reunion for Phyllis on Sunday, October 9, 2022. I really enjoyed being able to visit with Phyllis that day and meet her son, Edwin. I also was able to give Edwin photos of his Dad and his Dad's Basketball team winning a Tournament when we were in High School."

Ann Cermack wrote on Nov 2, 2022:

"Phyllis and I were friends for many years from our high school days and after we worked together. She was very special to me and she will be missed by many. To all her family, please accept my sincere sympathy and know that I will remember "my sweet friend" in my prayers, Ann Murphy Cermack"