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Mary E. Higgins, 82, of Pentress, WV died Saturday, November 6, 2004 in the Evergreen Assisted Living Center in Morgantown.

She was born March 23, 1922 in Fayette County, PA, a daughter of the late John Howard and Mary Anna Fisher Hendershot.

Mrs. Higgins was a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother, granny, neighbor, and a long time member of the Olive United Methodist Church of Pentress. She was also a member of the Clay-Battelle Senior Citizens.

Survivng are one son & spouse, Joseph T. & Mildred Higgins of Pataskala, Ohio; three daughters & spouses, Anna Marie & Jack Pase of Pentress, Arlean & Lou Barlow of Wingate, NC, and Sheryl & Dennis Eastridge of Mt. Juliet, TN; one brother & spouse, George Raymond & Audrey Hendershot of Maidsville, WV; six grandchildren, Tammy Stevens, Tracey Gregor, Clinton Barlow, Andrew Barlow, Emily Eastridge and Jackie Eastridge; one step-grandson, Michael Eastridge; seven great-grandchildren and another due any day now; and three step-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph T. Higgins, who died on October 30, 1986; brothers, Jim, Charlie and Gaylord; and a sister who died as an infant.

Friends may call at the Owen-Neely Funeral Home in Blacksville from 2-4 & 7-9 PM Monday. A service to celebrate the life of Mary Higgins will be held in the Olive United Methodist Church at 11:00 AM Tuesday with the Rev. David Lancaster officiating. Interment will follow in the Olive Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Clay-Battelle Nutrition Center or to the Olive United Methodist Church.

The family of Mary Higgins would like to thank her caring neighbors, friends at the Clay-Battelle Nutrition Center, friends at Olive United Methodist Church, and the staff of the Evergreen Assisted Living Center for their love and concern.

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