She attended Pleasant View Church in Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va. She retired from the Mason County Board of Education after 20 years of service.
She was born July 24, 1931, in Mason County, the daughter of the late Orville and Mildred (Wamsley) Clonch.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Caroll W. Higginbotham; and a brother, Orville Eugene Clonch.
Survivors include one son, Caroll E. (Carol Y.) Higginbotham of Gallipolis Ferry; one daughter, Shirley Harmon of Henderson; two sisters, Hazel Plants of Gallipolis Ferry, and Anna Mae (William) Hoffman of Point Pleasant, W.Va.; three brothers, Curtis (Reba) Clonch and Larry (Joni) Clonch, both of Point Pleasant, and Robert Clonch of Gallipolis; two granddaughters, Angela Harmon and Buffy (Jay) Riffle of Point Pleasant; three grandsons, Tony (Heather) Harmon of Point Pleasant, Jeremy Higginbotham of Lima, Ohio, and Daniel Higginbotham of Gallipolis Ferry; four great-grandchildren, Kyra Riffle, Gabriel Livingston and Christopher and Elijah Harmon, all of Point Pleasant; and several nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 9, 2007, at the Deal Funeral Home in Point Pleasant, with Pastor Ted Nance and Howard Blain officiating. Visitation was held in the funeral home on Friday, June 8, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Pallbearers will be William Hoffman, Jeremy Higginbotham, Jay Riffle, Leo Likens, Daniel Higginbotham and Curtis Clonch.
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