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Alice F. Higginson

Alice F. Higginson, 76, of Nevis, formerly of Peoria, Ill., died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009 at her home.

She was born Feb. 3, 1932 in Chicago, Ill. to Earl and Alice Amberg Henson.

She married Harlan Higginson on May 7, 1954 in Peoria. He preceded her in death in 2002.

She is survived by a son, Orville J., of Nevis; a brother, Ronald Henson, of Peoria; three sisters: Marion Maser, of Peoria, Shirley Hasten, of Peoria Heights, and Rosalie Wilson, of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and three brothers: Earl, Ed and Jack Henson.

Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria with Rev. Stephen Barch officiating.

Visitation: 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.

Interment: Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2580 Federal Drive, Suite 403, Decatur, IL 62526.

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