|Wanda L. Higgins, age 81, of Galesburg, Illinois, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 8:05 A.M. at her daughter's home. She was born on October 6, 1929 in Abingdon, Illinois, the daughter of Kenneth W. and Edna Bowles Schrodt. She married Ernest Higgins, Sr., on July 30, 1960 in Galesburg, Illinois. He survives of Galesburg, Illinois.
Surviving are one son, Howard (Debra) Higgins of Chatham, Illinois; two daughters, Victoria (Roger) Zezulka of Lake Wales, Florida and Debora (Mark) Hessler of Galesburg, Illinois; two stepsons, Ernest (Margaret) Higgins, Jr of Mountain Home, Arkansas and Dan (Roberta) Higgins of Galesburg, Illinois; one stepdaughter, Alice Jane Lawson of Monmouth, Illinois; ten grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one great great grandson; eight step grandchildren; eight step great grandchildren; and two step great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant sister; and one brother: Richard Schrodt.
She was raised and educated in Bushnell, Illinois graduating from Bushnell High School in 1947. She moved to Galesburg, Illinois in 1947 and was employed by Burlington Truck Lines. She was bookkeeper for Higgins Sealtest Dairy until it closed and then she worked in the office of O.T. Johnson's. In 1973, she went to work for First Farmers National Bank in Knoxville (now First Midwest Bank) and Bank of Galesburg. She retired in 1993. She was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois.
Memorial Services will be held on Monday, November 15, 2010 at 1:00 P.M. at the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois. Rev. John Carlson officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 14, 2010 from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois. Burial in Fiatt Cemetery in Fiatt, Illinois. Memorials may be made to the Bethany Baptist Church in Galesburg, Illinois or the Hospice Compassus.
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