Betty Higgs

Betty Wilkens Higgs

Sunday, October 28th, 1934 - Thursday, July 16th, 2020
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Betty Wilkens Higgs, 85, of Forestville, N.Y., died Thursday July 16, 2020 at home.
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 Arrangements by David J. Dengler, LARSON-TIMKO Funeral Home.
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    Sheridan Cemetery
    County Rd. 91
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    Interment will be private.
A celebration of Betty's life will be held once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.


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