We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 7, 1999 for 77-year-old Lora Higgins of
Chester, Illinois who died Saturday, December 4, 1999 at Missouri Baptist Hospital in St.
She was born February 12, 1922 in Bremen, Illinois, the daughter of Henry and Dora
(Wolff) Gerlach. She married Earl Higgins on June 21, 1939 in Perryville, Missouri and he
survives of Chester, Illinois.
Also surviving are three daughters, Sharon Kerkhover of Chester, Illinois, Marcella
Rowold of Granite City, Illinois and Brenda Turner of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Three sisters,
Lydia Herschbach of Collinsville, Illinois, Eleanor Miers of Ellis Grove, Illinois and Ida
Williamson of Chester, Illinois. Seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren also
She was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters and one grandson.
Friends may call after 4pm Monday, December 6, 1999 at the Welge-Pechacek Funeral Home
in Chester, Illinois.
Funeral services for Lora Higgins will be Tuesday, December 7, 1999 at 1pm at the First
Baptist Church in Chester, Illinois with Rev. Brian Law officiating. Burial will be in
Evergreen Cemetery in Chester, Illinois.
Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Chester, Illinois.