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Bessie Jane "Betsy" Higgins

November 15, 1924 - May 2, 2019

HIGGINS, Bessie “Betsy” Jane (Hannig), 94, a lifelong resident of Wheeling, W.Va., passed away peacefully into the arms of her Lord on May 2, 2019 at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home.
She was born November 18, 1924 to the late Louis and Grace Hicks Hannig. She graduated from Wheeling High School class of 1942.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tom Higgins, and her daughter, Donna Lou Gill.
She was devoted to her family, community, and church. A life-long member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) was her spiritual leader. She was retired from the United Ohio Valley Dairy. Her enjoyments came from the many organizations she belonged to including: past Mother Advisor of the Rainbow Girls, White Shrine, Miriam Chapter of the Eastern Star, AARP, Women’s Club of Wheeling, Mended Hearts, Rebecca Circle of the First Christian Church, and the Lady Elks. She will always be remembered for her flashy style for fashion and her trademark high heel shoes.
Left to cherish her memory are her granddaughter, Thomi (Rob) Gill of Virginia Beach, Va.; grandson, David Gill of Virginia Beach; great granddaughter, Peyton of Virginia Beach; and her son-in-law, Jay (Jeanne) Gill of Norfolk, Va.
Friends will be received on Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 6-8 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, Elm Grove Chapel, 154 Kruger Street, Wheeling, where funeral services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 10 am with Rev. Kenneth Hardway officiating. Interment will follow in Halcyon Hills Memorial Park.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Service Information

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Time: 10:00 am

Location:

Altmeyer Funeral Home - Elm Grove Chapel

154 Kruger Street
Wheeling, WV 26003


Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, May 17, 2019

Location:

Halcyon Hills Memorial Park

R.D. #3, Box 245
Sherrard, WV


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