Ruth H. Higgins

Obituary for Ruth H. Higgins

February 14, 1922 - June 3, 2021
Avon Lake, Ohio | Age 99

Devoted wife, mother, grandmother,


Ruth H. Higgins, age 99, beloved wife of the late William F. Higgins for almost 80 years, devoted mother of Cheryl (David) Updegraff, Candace (Jack) Hendershot, Claudia (Larry) Forbes, and William. Cherished grandmother of Kimberly (Derek Sovchik) Updegraff, Keith (Karin) Updegraff, Katie (Louis) Lopez, Mike (Abby) Hendershot, Andy (Cadi) Hendershot, Jason (Myrna) Forbes, Chad (Melissa) Forbes, Ashley (Owen Paradis) Forbes, and great-grandmother of 16. Passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents Emma and Elmer Nixon, two sisters Betty and Martha, one brother Frank, son-in-law Larry Forbes, and granddaughter-in-law Naomi Hendershot. Ruth was a World War II veteran.
She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, aunt, cousin, sister, cherished friend, grandmother, and great grandmother. She and dad started each day with devotions and then she spent her days taking care of her family and neighbors, working on her flowers and spending time with her husband. She was very active in her church and circle and spent many years volunteering at the hospital and then the library.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be forwarded to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church's Memorial Fund 32747 Lake Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 2 PM at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church 32747 Lake Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 1-2 PM. For live streaming of the service, please visit ten minutes prior to the service time at 2pm. 440-933-3202

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