Josephine Higgins

January 30, 1930 ‒ January 05, 2016

Chesterville, Ohio

Josephine Higgins, age 85, of Chesterville passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at her home.

She was born on January 30, 1930 in Morrow County to the late Noble and Mary (Kennedy) James. Josephine retired from the Morrow Manor Nursing Home at age 75. She was a member of the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Chesterville and attended the Chesterville United Methodist Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Deb Sifers of Mt. Gilead, Vickie Higgins of North Carolina, Pam (Randy) Ufferman of Sparta; four grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Josephine was preceded in death by her husband Dallas Higgins; her daughter Mary Christine Higgins; and her sister Helen Simon.

To celebrate Josephine’s life, friends may call on Friday, January 15, 2016 from 4-7PM at the Chesterville United Methodist Church (115 E. Sandusky St., Chesterville, Ohio 43317) with an Ohio Eastern Star Service following at 7PM. A memorial service will take place on Saturday beginning at 11AM with Pastor Dan Wilson officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050 (or) The Chesterville United Methodist Church.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of Josephine Higgins.

  • Girls & Families

    Harry & I are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I know she hasn’t been well for quite some time, but to hear she past is always a shock. You can never be prepared. Being the strong spiritual, although fun-loving woman that she was, she will be having a great time in heaven laughing with “Bud”. Unfortunately, we are in Florida and won’t be able to show our sympathy in person, but please know we are thinking about all of.

  • Our heartfelt sympathy to all of your family.
    Jo was one of my favorite postoffice visitors.
    A great human being.
    Remember back to days when she and my sister Barbara. Dixie. Mae, would be a tour home
    Mary Ann Simone was a great playmate of mine

    Bob and sue

  • So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a one of kind. She always had a smile. With our deepest sympathy

  • I was so sorry to hear of Jo’s passing. We had so many good times in high school, and then again, when Jo and some friends would come to my house and she would play the piano for us. We all loved that.

  • Jo will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was so much fun and had such a great sense of humor. I really enjoyed the times that we spent together. I always asked her to play the piano, whenever we were where a piano was available. she could play any song you asked for by ear. I will miss her!

  • So sorry for your loss.
    Our deepest sympathy to your family.
    Love and prayers.
    Randy and Shelly Whited Kemmer and Family

  • Our family will dearly miss you Mom. Growing up in our home that was filled with your music and love for family. We are blessed to have you and Daddy influence our lives. The Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren will forever remember you as a beautiful part of their lives. God Blessed our family with you and you will forever be in our hearts.

    Love you Mom

  • So sorry for your loss of you lovey mother Jo. I work with Jo at Morrow Manor Nursing Home in the kitchen for 10 years. She was a wounderfull lady to work with. She would also ask me to do some mending of clothes once in a while. She would always talk about her family and grand and great grand children all of the time. She will be dearly missed by all. Love and prayer to all.
    Love Renee Ness

  • I loved Jo and will miss her and talking to her at church. Vickie , I remember how much fun your mom was and she never lost that beautiful smile. I am out of town , but will be thinking of all of you and praying for you.

  • I’m sorry to here of JOS passing, she was one of a kind mom ,she was a very SPECIAL LADY. You were very lucky to have her in your life.

  • Pam and Family,

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. Even though I did not know your mother, I see her in you when we became friends several years ago. The hurt is real, emotions will be forever and it does seem to get better each day. You where there for me when I lost my mom, and you told me that” she is at peace and to keep her love in your heart and memories last a life time. Now, it is my turn to say the same, and know that you are loved and treasured as a great friend. Prayers are with you.

  • Your mother was one of a kind. It was a pleasure coming in to work and smelling the smells from the kitchen, know you would be greeted with her warm smile. Your family is in our prayers.

  • When I worked 11-7 I always looked forward to her smile and quip for the day. A great gal who will be missed by many.

  • Jo and I were friends when she and her Dad moved from the farm into Chesterville.l We had many good times together.l During our senior year in high school, we were both on the cheerleading squad. She visited us once in Raleigh, NC when she was visiting Vicki, I believe. She was a very special lady and will be missed by many. We are all better people for having her in our lives.

  • Dear Jo Higgins family, we want to send our sympathy in the loss of your Mom, she was a special Lady and I loved her playing the piano for eastern stars she is missed.

  • So sorry to hear of her passing.. I only met her once with Tonya but she was so sweet and I fell in love with her like she was my own family. I will treasure that day and her hug for always. Be free of pain and always remember you were so loved on earth by family,friends,and those whose lives you touched. Goodbye sweet lady!

  • I am going to miss my Aunt Josephine so much all our phone call’s at least 2 to 3 times a week some times more. She was a beautiful,happy and talented woman.She made my Holiday’s that me and my brothers and sisters spent at her home very special when we were little.I still remember the glorious smell coming from the kitchen when we entered the house.These things I will never forget.I miss you and love you Aunt Jo.

  • Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family. Shared a lot of great times when Josephine played the piano for our quartet. She was a lovely person and I know you all will miss her greatly. Try to hand on to all the beautiful memories you shared.

    Love, Ronda and Hughes

  • Aunt Jo , my most favorite person in all the world. My role model . Was so fortunate to stay with her one year in my life. She taught me so much with out evern trying.
    She made house work seem like a breeze. Meals always on time. Laundry always done on Monday. Iorning on Tuesday. Everything always in order. Alway a sparkle in her brown eyes and a smile on her face. Stopped in to see her in October 2014 as I do when I’m up that way. I always asked her to play when I visited. When she finished playing about 20 pieces, I asked her ” how do you do that Aunt Jo ?” She looked at me with that twinkle in her eye and said ” I have no idea Mary Anna !” We looked through her year books and remenised. Everyone loved Aunt Jo ! She was one of a kind. She will never be forgotten. Thank you Aunt Jo for being you !

  • It is impossible to put down in words a lifetime of wonderful memories . May be it is enough to say I loved her very much and will miss her greatly. She truly was one of the most beautiful , loving ,and fun ladies I have ever known. I hope you girls will take comfort in knowing many prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through this sad time. I love you all. Peggy Perkins

  • For the family of my dearest cousin….love and hugs for each of you. Memories of Joe and I picking strawberries. Riding the white horse, and helping on the James farm in summer. Aunt Mary and uncle Noble took care of me when we visited from .Nevada. When we moved to Ohio again we went to Chesterville school. Teen years! Fine memories …. Even winter sled rides to the pond with uncle Johnny when we were small! A special cousin!

  • I am sorry to learn of the passing of Jo. Although My Family & I moved away from Ohio. Whenever I got back that way I always made the stop to see Jo. To me Jo was very special. Proud to have known her.

  • Your mother was so proud of her family. And rightly should she be. She left a big hole in every ones hearts who knew her. She was one of the persons who made me love the piano. May you feel the love and peace that surrounds you during the time ahead.