|Faye Lorraine Higgins, 90, of 261 N. Linwood Road, Galesburg, died at 6:42 a.m. Monday, June 13, 2011 in WoodRidge Supportive Living Center.
She was born November 8, 1920 in Galesburg, the daughter of Frank and Zella Griffith Cunningham. She married Marvan Higgins on September 14, 1939 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on April 18, 1972. She later married Clarence "Pete" Higgins on September 7, 1980 in Knoxville, Ill. He preceded her in death on December 22, 1999.
She is survived by three children, Melvan (and Charlene) Higgins of Knoxville; Marilee (and Lawrence) Johnson of Knoxville; and Myron (and Kelly) Higgins of Aledo, Ill.; a step daughter, Ann Collins of Macomb, Ill.; nine grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a great great grandson; step grandchildren; step great grandchildren; and three sisters, Shirley Hennenfent of Galesburg, Virginia (and Richard) Dennis of Oneida, Ill., and Jean Main of Altona, Ill. She was preceded in death by two step daughters, Jean Edwards and Joyce Sopcich; and two brothers, Frank Cunningham, Jr. and Dale Edward Cunningham.
Faye enjoyed farming with her husband. She had lived in Wataga, Knoxville, North Henderson, and Galesburg. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1938. She was a member of the Knoxville Christian Church, North Henderson Floral Club and the Knox County Home Extension. Faye was a 4-H leader for many years. She enjoyed horseback riding, traveling, quilting, playing cards, watching the Chicago Cubs, and spending time with her family.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Mr. Dan Hennenfent, her nephew, will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the chapel. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to Knox County 4-H or First Christian Church of Knoxville. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.