Dec. 5, 1915-March 16, 2017

CENTERBURG — A funeral service for Imogene E. Higgins, 101, of Moorehaven, Florida, formerly of Centerburg, will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 22, at Milford Church of Christ, 3648 Johnstown Road, Centerburg, with George Randolph officiating. Burial will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Centerburg

Friends may call 2-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 21, at the church.

Mrs. Higgins passed away March 16, 2017, at Okeechobee Health Care, Okeechobee, Florida. She was born Dec. 5, 1915, in Washington Twp, Licking Co., Ohio, to the late O. Glenn and Mary (VanWey) Cooksey.

Imogene was baptized at Bell Church of Christ and was a 89 year member at Milford Church of Christ. She graduated from Utica High School in 1932. Imogene was editor at the Centerburg Gazette and wrote articles under “On the scene with Imogene.”

She is survived by her son, Jack Higgins of Gambier; daughter and son-in-law, Jo Ann and George Randolph of Moorehaven, Florida; eight grandchildren, Ben Randolph, Susan (Greg) Smith, Jerry Randolph, Cindy (Rodney) Harris, Wendy Smith, Jon Higgins, Tami (Keith) Ruhl, and Shamra Ann Higgins; 25 great-grandchildren; and 32 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harley “Jake” Higgins, who passed away Feb. 4, 1982; grandsons, Jed and Ted Higgins; eight great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Clyde and Kenneth Cooksey; and sisters, Pauline Burch and Frances Reynolds.

To sign an online guest book, please visit

Law-Baker Funeral Home, 34 N. Main St., Utica, is assisting the family with arrangements.


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