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HIGGINS, Edith May (Manning) Born April 11, 1917, in Piqua, Ohio. Passed away May 28, 2010, in Lancaster, Calif. She grew up in Piqua, Ohio, she went to Covington High School in Ohio and Miami University in Ohio. She has lived in the Antelope Valley for 60 years, working for the Lancaster School District for 22 years. She enjoyed reading, bowling, traveling, and was the consummate hostess and entertainer of many, many friends. Her greatest accomplishments were raising her family, and was co-owner of Edith and Evelyns Beauty Salon in Springfield, Ohio in the 1940S. She is survived by her husband Allyn Edward Higgins, they were married on Nov. 29, 1947 in Covington, Kentucky, son James Allyn Higgins of California City, Calif., daughters Susan Higgins of Lancaster, Calif., and Joanne (Dan) Jacobs of Lancaster, Calif., grandchildren, Eric Jacobs, Brett Jacobs, Melissa Higgins and Katie Jacobs. She is also survived by her step-son Phil Higgins, and nieces Nora Higgins Peterson and Jeanne Sundahl. There will be no services per her request. The family would like to thank Deborah Rice-Lang and Mike Lang for their loving dedication and as Edith stated, 'I died of old age, as Deborah gave us very good care.'

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