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Mary Catherine Higgs

January 7, 1947 May 13, 2017
Mary Catherine Higgs
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Obituary for Mary Catherine Higgs

Mary Catherine Higgs, age 70 of Biglerville, PA died Saturday, May 13, 2017 at her home after a long illness.

Born in Baltimore, Maryland on January 7, 1947, she was the daughter of the late Calvin & Isabelle (Haynes) Keefer. Mary is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Stanley G. Higgs.

Mary had been employed by the former Freeman Shoe Co. in Emmitsburg, MD and later had worked at the Lincoln Diner in Gettysburg for many years. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

In addition to her husband, Mary is survived by three daughters; Karen J. Lansberry of East Berlin, PA, Mary C. Collazo of Clifton Park, NY and Sandra Lynn Gladfelter of Bonneauville, PA, three sons; William J. Higgs of Gettysburg, PA, Stanley E. Higgs of Fairfield, PA and Stacey Dewayne Higgs of Gettysburg, nineteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, two sisters; Ruth Lynn Denike of Dover, PA and Sharon W. Crum of Gettysburg, PA, and two brothers; Thomas Keefer and Roger Keefer both of Gettysburg. She was predeceased by two brothers; James Michael Keefer and Stephen Mark Keefer.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19, 2017 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1170 Kohler Mill Road, New Oxford, PA with Bishop Leonard Loski, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens in Gettysburg. A Viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, May 18 at the Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg and on Friday from 9-10 a.m. at the church. Following the burial, the family would like to invite everyone back to the church for a luncheon reception. Memorials contribution can be made to the Fox Chase Cancer Center, 300 Cottman Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111.

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6:00 PM 5/18/2017 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/18/2017 8:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States





10:00 AM 5/19/2017 10:00:00 AM
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

1170 Kohler Mill Road
New Oxford, PA 17350

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1170 Kohler Mill Road New Oxford 17350 PA
United States

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Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

1380 Chambersburg Rd.
Gettysburg, PA 17325

1380 Chambersburg Rd. Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States

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