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Eileen Higbee

Died: Sun., May 5, 2019


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Wed., May 08, 2019
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., May 08, 2019
Location: Kegel Funeral Home Inc.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., May 09, 2019
Location: Wright's UM Church

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Eileen L. Higbee



            Eileen L. Higbee, 95, of Finleyville died Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Fountains of Indiana Care Home in Indiana, Pa.

            She was born April 6, 1924 in Venetia; a daughter of Benjamin D. and Ethel Patton Lewis.

            Mrs. Higbee was retired as a clerk with the U.S. Postal Service in Gastonville. She also was employed as a glider inspector at the H.J. Heinz plant in Pittsburgh during WWII

She was a member of Wright’s United Methodist Church in Venetia, the Venetia Heritage Society, Peters Creek Historical Society and Brooks Bird Club of Wheeling.

Mrs. Higbee enjoyed reading, knitting and bird watching.

Surviving are two sons, Roger Higbee (Margaret) of Indiana and Brian Higbee (Kathy) of Springfield, VA; a daughter, Aimee Earley (Steve) of Parkersburg, WV; a sister, Gwendolyn Botti of Beaver; four grandchildren, Rob (Stephanie) and Jon (Heidi) Higbee and David (Katie) and Ashley Earley; four great grandchildren, Jocelynn, Ella, Chase and Penny Higbee; and many nieces and nephews.

Deceased are her husband, William “Bill” Higbee, who died in February of 2015, and sisters, Thelma Boyd and Davida Stehle.

A special thanks to her niece, Benita Gillespie, for the exceptional care given over the years.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at Kegel Funeral Home, Inc., Tim P. Kegel, supervisor, David P. Kegel, director, 3560 Washington Avenue, in Finleyville.  Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Wright’s Methodist Church with Reverend Richard Roberts officiating. Everyone please meet at the church Thursday morning.  Interment will follow in Finleyville Cemetery.  Memorial contributions can be made to Wright’s United Methodist Church, 788 Venetia Road, Venetia, PA  15367.  Condolences to kegelfuneralhome.com.

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Juanita E Slater
   Posted Tue May 07, 2019
Dear Roger & Margaret,
We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother Sunday. Bill & Eileen were such a happy couple around the birdwatching events. One time we remarked to them how cute they were walking down the sidewalk, arm & arm and Bill remarked that was the only way they could stand up! Such good people. Carl & Juanita Slater

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