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Marian Ruth Higgins Obituary


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“Dear Susan and Family, We are very sorry to read about the loss of your mother. Please accept our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Cathy and Dan Druzbacky - OH

“Marilyn, Susan and families, I am so sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of our neighborhood and growing up on Chestnut St. Your...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: ruth kittle - nelsonville, OH

“I was very sorry to read of the loss of your mom. I remember her as being a very lovely person. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. God be with...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Valli (Wallace) Hayden - Findlay, OH

“from the family of the late ann arment we are truly sad at the passing of your mother ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: cathy arment cook - lancaster, OH

“I just found out last night that Ruth had passed away. I loved her with all my heart - what a wonderful lady with a true heart. I shared many good...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Rosemary Hanning Zahran - OH

“We are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a super nice person. We are thinking of you all in this sad time ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Kathi & Bob Steenrod - Athens, OH

“The Family of Ruth, We are so sorry for your loss. Ruth was a very nice lady. I had many, many fun years working with Ruth at Shafer's Rest. You are...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Bill & Susan Wend - Nelsonville, OH

“I am so sorry for your loss. I always felt welcomed in your home. In fact, I have no memory of ever staying at Grandma's, but always staying at...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Barbara Burkhardt - Bucyrus, OH

“Susam Hopkins & Family, Ruth was a nice lady .We always talk went I was out side.I use to live beside her.Ruth be miss .Your all in my pray. sue...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Sue (Forbes) McGuire - OH


Marian Ruth Higgins, 88, of Monaca, Pennsylvania, formerly of Nelsonville, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, January 2, 2009 at her residence. She was born April 29, 1920, in Nelsonville to the late William and Mary Sophia Arft Klinebriel. Ruth was the widow of the late Thomas W. Higgins.

She graduated from Nelsonville High School in 1937, was a member of the Nelsonville First United Methodist Church and the Queen Esther Class.

Ruth is survived by daughters, Elaine Alushin of Monaca, Pennsylvania, Susan (Sherman) Hopkins of Athens and Marilyn (Rex) Fisk of Buchtel; grandchildren, Connie (Andy) Powell, Bill (Johnna) Higgins, Jack Watkins, Jerry (Cathy) Watkins, Sarah Mowad, Shawn (Kim) Wildman, Ryan Wildman, Heather Campbell, Uriah (Teige) Fisk, Tom, Joe and Amanda Higgins; great grandchildren, Emma and Owen Campbell, Taylor and Charlie Jo Fisk, Benjamin and Chase Higgins, Anthony and Melinda Mowad, Mike and Dustin Polt, Rebekah, Jason, Haley and Desi Watkins, Lauren and Olivia Wildman and a sister, Margaret Pyle of Miamisburg, Ohio.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by sons, Alan and Frank Higgins, four brothers and one sister.

Funeral services will be held 2 P.M., Tuesday, January 6, 2008 in the Souers-Cardaras Funeral Home, 46 Fayette St., Nelsonville with Pastor Bob Gall officiating. Interment will be in Connett Cemetery, Athens County. Friends may call at the funeral home on Monday, from 2-4 P.M. and 6-8 P.M. and on Tuesday, from 10 A.M. until the time of the service.

The family suggests contributions be made to Mother Teresa Hospice , 3950 Broadhead Rd., Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061.

Please sign her online guestbook at www.cardaras.com

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