May 06, 2024

John H. Higgins

Posted May 06, 2024 5:53 PM
John H. Higgins
John H. Higgins

 John H. Higgins was born January 4, 1941 in Trenton, Missouri, the son of Howard and Urania (Klingensmith) Higgins. John departed this world on Friday, at his home, in Abilene Kansas at the age of 83 years.

John graduated from Princeton High School in Princeton Missouri and was engaged in farming up until his marriage to Hope Layne on October 2, 1960 in Trenton, Missouri. Following his marriage, John pursued the marketing field and. In 1973 joined the American Greeting Card Corporation - Cleveland, Ohio. John and Hope moved to Indianapolis, Indiana where John was a Zone Manager. While there he was chosen Salesman of the Year. In 1980 John made the decision to move back to Kansas to be nearer to his family. After moving back to Kansas, John covered the entire western part of Kansas with his territory until his retirement in 2003, retiring with honors, making many friends and business acquaintances along the way. John was a family man who enjoyed hunting, history, gardening and reading. John was very devoted to his Masonic Lodge and participated in many of their fundraisers. He gave back to the Masonic Lodge by donating flooring and carpeting to the local lodge in Abilene.

He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Hope Higgins, daughter, Jeanette L. Parker of Wichita, sons John W. Higgins of Abilene, Joseph Higgins and his wife Courtney of Topeka and Jeffrey Higgins and his wife, Veronica, of Abilene, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandchildren and his brother and sister.

Services will be at the Martin-Becker Carlson Funeral Home with Pastor Roger Walls officiating. His final resting place will be in the family mausoleum at the Abilene Cemetery with Masonic Honors. The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2924  at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions made be made at the First United Methodist Church or to the Masonic Lodge and may be sent in care of the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 NW3 rd , Abilene, Kansas 67410.