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Description: Obituary of Higgins, EloiseDate: April 15 2009
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Eloise Higgins, age 97, formerly of Kinderhook passed away, Sunday, April 11, 2009 in Tomball, Texas. She was born March 12, 1912 in Eldora, to Louis and Millie Wills Chamberlain. She married Rev. Harry Higgins October 5, 1940 in Kinderhook and he survives.
Mrs. Higgins was a retired school teacher who taught in the Illinois and Missouri school districts. In her younger years she was very active in sports, playing basketball and baseball. She also loved hiking and especially loved to travel. She was a member of the Graceview Baptist Church in Tomball, TX.
She is survived by her husband Harry, a son; William H. Higgins, and a daughter Melba (husband Jim) McCollum of Tomball, TX, grandchildren; Amber (Joel) Nowac, Velvet (Demetrius) Phillips, Summer Bertinot, Holly (Greg) McKinney, Honey (Trey) Dunlap, Hobie (Melissa) Higgins, William (Michelle) Higgins, Baron Higgins, Brooke Higgins and Dillon Higgins. 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild also survive along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Eloise was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Aaron, Jesse, Leslie and Rev. Lois Chamberlain and a 2-year-old brother Donald. Two sisters; Elizabeth Plummer and Phila Nestrick
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2009 at the Kinderhook Cemetery in Kinderhook. Memorials are suggested to Annie Armstrong Easter Missions Offering. The Niebur Funeral Chapel in Barry is handling the arrangements. On-line condolences may be left at nieburfh.com