April Ryan Higginbotham
April Ryan Higginbotham
  • August 14, 1981 - March 4, 2017
  • Wellston, Ohio

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April Ryan Higginbotham, 35, of Wellston, Ohio, formerly of Charleston, passed away on Saturday, March 4, 2017.

April was born in Charleston on August 14, 1981. She was a 1999 graduate of Wellston High School where she played softball and was a 2013 graduate of the University of Rio Grande. She was a loving daughter, mother, sister and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

April was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Emanuel and Bertha Higginbotham.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Kensley Fultz of Wellston; fiancé, Dusty Fultz of Wellston; son, Talon Fultz of Jackson; father, Ray Higginbotham of Charleston; mother, Kathy Maynard of Charleston; brothers, Shawn (Mandy) Barlow of St. Albans, Ricky Barlow of Charleston and Nathan (Lisa) Affolter of Red House; sister, Tracy (Paul) Peters of Moorefield; maternal grandmother, Thelma Maynard of Charleston; special niece, Haley Barlow of Charleston; and several other extended family members.

The funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 10, 2017, at Stevens & Grass Funeral Home, Malden, with Pastor Frank Thomas officiating. The burial will follow the service at Tyler Mountain Memory Gardens, Cross Lanes.

A visitation with family and friends will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to Youcaring.com/April Higginbotham memorial fund.