Betty Wilkens Higgs, 85, of Forestville, N.Y., died Thursday July 16, 2020 at home.
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She was born October 28, 1934 to late Harry and Leola (Richter) Wilkens in Forestville, Betty was a graduate of Forestville High School, Class of 52, where she was valedictorian of her class. She worked as the secretary to the high school principal from 1952-1955. Betty served as Forestville Village Clerk for over 40 years. A long time active member of the Forestville United Methodist Church, Betty was a Sunday school teacher and also served as the superintendent of the Sunday school. A proud graduate of Forestville High School, Betty was also active in the alumni association.
Betty is survived by her three children: Carol (late David) Burdette of Virginia, Dale (Cathleen) Higgs of Forestville and Donald (Marcy) Higgs of Olean, N.Y., grandchildren: David (Sarah) Schwerk, Janet Schwerk, Donald Higgs, Jr., Ian Higgs and Theodore Higgs; great-grandchildren: Lucy and Zoe Schwerk.
Besides her parents, and son-in-law, Betty is predeceased by her husband Harry B. Higgs, Jr., and a granddaughter Abigail Higgs.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date due to Covid-19 restrictions. Interment will be at the Sheridan Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lakeshore Humane Society, 431 E Chestnut St, Dunkirk, NY 14048 or a charity of your choice. On-line tributes may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.