Wilma Lucille Higbie 1911 - 2007 Wellsville
Wellsville - Funeral services for Wilma Lucille Higbie, 95, Wellsville, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wilson's Funeral Home in Wellsville. Burial will follow in Wellsville Cemetery.Mrs. Higbie died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Ransom Memorial Hospital. She was born March 11, 1911, in rural Wellsville, the daughter of Waverly Rhoades Sr. and Lena Bell Barngrover. She graduated from Wellsville High School in 1928. She attended Emporia State Teachers College and received a teaching credential from Kansas University.Mrs. Higbie taught in rural one-room schools for 15 years and in the Wellsville school district for 12 years. She was a homemaker and farm wife. She was a member of the Pleasant Valley Birthday Club and Senior Fit and Fun Club.She married Edwin Graham Higbie on May 14, 1941, in Lawrence. He died in 2003.Survivors include two sons, Douglas Higbie, Williamsburg, and Milton Jay Higbie, Wellsville; a daughter, Karyl Tsurui, Freemont, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home before the services.The family suggests memorials to the Wellsville Elementary School Library, WHS Alumni Scholarship Fund or Pleasant Valley School Community, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 486, Wellsville 66092.