MOUNT VERNON — Mary Faye Higgins, 97, of Mount Vernon, and formerly of Westerville, passed away Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, at Bennington Glen Care Center.

She was born April 17, 1919, in Union Furnace, Ohio, the daughter of the late Thomas Benton and Aerie Almeda (Bickel) Trowbridge.

On Sept. 5, 1936, she married Aubrey Burdette Higgins, who helped on the family farm. Together they shared 52 years and a wonderful journey through life until his passing on Oct. 10, 1988.

For 30 years Mary was employed by Big Bear groceries as a cashier. Proud and honest, with an easy going personality Mary was always ready to pick up and go, reflective of her love of travel. She and Aubrey were members of several Airstream Clubs and enjoyed winters spent in Florida.

Mary attended the Brandon Baptist Church in Mount Vernon. An avid quilter, she leaves a legacy of those beautiful treasures. She also enjoyed playing card games with friends and family. Dignified in nature, she will be remembered for her humble ways and spending time with her family whom she dearly loved.

She will be missed by her children, Thomas Higgins and his wife, Judy, of Mount Vernon, Carolyn Strait and her husband, Ralph, of Mount Vernon, and Judy Ebling and her husband, Bob, of Radnor; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her sister, Gertrude McVey.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. St. Rt. 61, Sunbury. Friends may call on the family one hour prior to the service and burial will follow in Burnside Cemetery, Galena.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home Sunbury is honored to serve Mrs. Higgins’ family.

Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at


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