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Monday, October 18, 2010

Grover E. Higgins (October 14, 2010)

Grover E. Higgins, age 76 of Arcanum, Ohio passed away at 8:14 A.M. Thursday October 14, 2010 at Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton, Ohio. Grover was born January 17, 1934 in Dayton, Ohio. He was the son of Mrs. Margaret Marie (Welch) Hudson of Greenville and the late Phil Higgins and his step father Willie R. Hudson.

Grover retired September 22, 2009 from ABF Freight Systems, where he was employed for 21 years as an over the road truck driver. Prior to that he had driven for several other companies as well as owning his own truck.

He was a member of the Gettysburg Masonic Lodge, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Dayton, Greenville Moose Lodge, Covington Eagles Lodge and the Greenville Fraternal Order of Police Auxiliary.

In addition to his parents and step father, he was preceded in death by his son William Grover Higgins and son in law Dustin D. Stachler.

Grover is survived by his wife Sally Y. (Kent) “Musser” Higgins of Arcanum. They were married April 13, 1974. Also by his sons Allan E. Higgins of Dayton and Michael A. Higgins of New Madison. Daughters and sons in law Mary Ellen and Danny Stevens of New Paris and Karrie (Karlie) and Joe Geesy of Dunkirk, Indiana. Grandchildren Ami Stevens, Leigha Stachler and Alex Geesy. Step grandchildren Ashton Mangas, Sarah Geesy, Katelynn Geesy and Josie Geesy. Brothers in law and spouses Dale and Sharon Kent of Angola, Indiana and Clark and Cathy Kent of Columbus, Ohio. Sister in law Deanna Whitehead of Ann Arbor, Michigan. An Aunt Lillie Pool of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, his step mother Myrtle Parriman of Tulsa, Oklahoma and his mother in law and father in law Donna and Orville Kent of Greenville, Michigan. Also numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday October 18, 2010 at the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio with the Rev. Elwood Stuart officiating. Burial will follow in the Abbottsville Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Monday from 9:00 A.M. until time of the services in the funeral home. The Gettysburg Masonic Lodge will conduct a Masonic Memorial Service on Monday morning at 10:45 A.M.

It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Toys for Tots and Young Teens of Darke County.

The family has requested that those attending Monday’s services dress casually.

Condolences for the family may be sent to www.zecharbailey.com.