Karen Seifert

Karen Seifert, 69, left this earth peacefully on October 24, 2023, while surrounded by her loving family.

Karen was born in Kirksville, Missouri, to Shirley and LeRoy Briggs, but grew up in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, where she was one half of “those Briggs girls.” Karen was a warm and joyful person who worked hard for forty plus years at Wal-Mart in Excelsior Springs. Her colleagues could find her singing and dancing in the back storage bins on most days. Though she had an outstanding work ethic, Karen would have rather been reading, crafting, or playing games with family and friends. She made people feel welcome in her life and always put others first. Karen will be greatly missed. The world is a little less bright without her.

Karen is survived by her husband of fifty years, LaVerne; mother, Shirley (Tollenaar) Briggs; sister, Suzie Castor (Ray); children, Melissa Linard (Nicolas) and Shawn Seifert (Sallie West); granddaughter, Sylvia Linard; and many cherished friends.

Services will be held at Bross and Spidle Funeral Home in Excelsior Springs, Missouri, on Monday, October 30, 2023. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. with a funeral service starting at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Our Sincere Condolences

Holding daily in prayer. God bless you as you grieve and heal.
Chaplain Carmen, Liberty Hospital

My condolences to her family for the loss of the Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mother, Classmate, and friend. We attended school together and even went out a few times together, but mostly enjoyed each other’s company through the years. I would make it a point to talk with her in the card section of her work. As a member of the Class of ESHS 1972, she was well-liked and admired by her fellow classmates. She excelled as a scholar in school and helped me often with my homework. Her husband, Laverne, was a wonderful husband and best friend to her, as well as a classmate.
I was so lucky to call her a friend and will be sadly missed by our family and fellow classmates. May she find peace in the hands of our Lord. If there is anything that I or my family can do in the time of grief, please let us know.
Patrick O’Dell and family

So sorry for your loss.
Shelia McGaugh

I’ve known Karen for over 26 years. We worked closely at Wal-Mart in clothes departments. She was a good Wal-Mart family associate and a good friend. She loved to play FARCO CARD game at lunch and we enjoyed her laughter everyday. I don’t ever recall Karen with out a smile and saying Hello to our customers and associates. She will be missed for her caring for others and her smiles. Rest in peace Karen and enjoy being free of illness. God Bless You and Your Family. And to Shawn and Sallie my Deepest Sympathies. Just know that Karen is at peace and no longer in pain. Love to you both.
Barbara Beasley

I worked with Shirley for years and knew Leroy long time and Karen thur the years at Walmart. What a blessing you were to your parents and husband. Shirley I’m so very sorry for your loss. She will be missed. You have my deepest heart felt condolences.
Jean Ammon

Just wanted to say our hearts go out to you. Karen was a regular customer here at the library and we enjoyed talking to her and seeing her. Her smile and good naturedness will be remembered and missed.
Shanon Keighley