Dorothy A. Higgins

January 09, 1929 ‒ September 14, 2015

Marengo, Ohio
Formerly of Delaware, Ohio


Dorothy A. Higgins, age 86 of Marengo, Ohio passed away Monday evening, September 14, 2015 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

She was born on January 9, 1929 in Garrett, Kentucky to the late Harry and Grace (Pennington) Higgins. A graduate of Garrett High School in 1946, she relocated to Ohio in the early 1950’s.  Dorothy lived many years in Delaware, Ohio and in Marengo for over 50 years.

She retired from Ohio Wesleyan University after 31 years of service in their accounting department. An avid reader, she was sharp witted, quiet and gentle. She often expressed her greatest love was her family.

In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by her brothers Carlos of Marengo, Paul “Mutt” of Columbus and Hubert of Sunbury, Ohio.

She is survived by one brother Norman (Jane) Higgins of Ostrander, sisters-in-law Earlie Higgins of Marengo, Delphean Higgins of Sunbury, a special niece Carlene Higgins Coffman of Marengo as well as many other nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends may call 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to the 11:00 funeral services on Friday at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 229 in Marengo, where Chaplain Jeff Slider will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Mound Cemetery in Kilbourne.

Memorial contributions can be made to Cozy Cat Cottage, P.O. Box 283, Powell, Ohio 43065 or People In Need, 138 Johnson Drive, Delaware, OH  43015


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  • Carlene, I am sorry to hear of your Aunt Dorothy’s passing. I know she was very dear to you. Earlie, please accept my condolences on the death of your sister-in-law.