Helen Louise Higgins

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Helen Louise Higgins, 76, Crawfordsville, formerly of Russellville, died Sunday morning at St. Clare Medical Center.

Born in Shannondale, she was the daughter of Ora Lee and Mary (Mikewell) Miles.

A homemaker, she had been a teacher's aide at Russellville school, and was formerly employed at Singer, Hillman's Jewelers, Colleen's at Crawfordsville, and the Greencastle Wal-Mart. She had also operated a sewing shop in her home. She was a member of Russellville Community Church and had attended Lake and Montgomery County schools.

She married Robert E. Higgins on Oct. 22, 1948 at Waynetown. He survives.

Also surviving are a son, Ronald Higgins and wife Sue, Russellville; a daughter Linda Sue McGaughey and husband Ray, Russellville; sister Carolyn Frey, Sebastian, Fla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brother Eugene Miles and sister Bertha Gray.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Hebron Cemetery, Russellville with Rev. Mike Whitacre officiating.

Visitation is 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at Machledt and Servies Funeral Home, Waveland.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Russellville Community Volunteer Fire Dept., 201 S. Public Road, Russellville, 46175.

Condolences may be e-mailed to machledtservies@sbcglobal.net.