Patricia Higgs

Patricia Higgs

Patricia Ann (Thomas, Lesterhouse) Higgs of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, April 17, 2013, in Otsego.

Pat was born April 14, 1941, in Plainwell, the daughter of Howard and Agnes (Henderson) Thomas. She graduated from Plainwell High School in 1959.

On June 15, 2007, she was married to Robert C. Higgs, who survives. Also surviving are: her daughter, Jill Renee (Lesterhouse) Vernia and her husband, Robert, of Allegan; a step-son, Jim Higgs and his wife, Suzanne, of Plainwell; four grandchildren, Caelen, Logan, Matheson and Savannah Vernia; two step-grandchildren, Bob Higgs and Dianna Higgs Stampfler; a sister-in-law, Betty Orr; a brother-in-law, Cecil Youtzy; and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Jolene; and by her brothers, John and Donald, and by her sisters, Eileen and Paula.

Friends may meet the family at the Winkel Funeral Home in Otsego from 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, when a service will follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution in Pat’s memory to Wings Of Hope Hospice.

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  1. Dussia House III says:

    The entire staff of the Dussia House in Otsego would like to offer our deepest sympathies to our precious Pat’s family. We all loved her very very much! Thank you Bob, Jim, Suzanne and Jill for giving us the wonderful privileged of being able to care for her during the the last couple of years. She will be dearly missed!

  2. Suzanne Higgs says:

    I am missing you my friend. I hope that your “Home Going” was far better than you expected. I strongly expect that being in the arms of the Lord is far better than anything here. I will take care of Bob as long as the Lord allows.

  3. Ria Bush says:

    I knew Pat for only a short time; a beautiful woman in both appearance and in spirit. I’m so sorry Bob that you have to go through this kind of loss twice. I wish you strength and peace in the days ahead.

  4. Lorri Bernard says:

    I am so saddened to learn of Pat’s passing. It has been many years since the last time we saw her, but we loved her just the same. Praying for all of you during this difficult time.

    Dave, Lorri, Michael, and Kelsey Bernard

  5. The Followells says:

    Praying for all of you during this difficult time,Me and my Dad worked with Pat,,,.,Ron——Bill Followell

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