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Muriel Barth-Higgins

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BREVARD - Muriel Barth-Higgins, 87, of Brevard, NC, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 30, 2013, surrounded by family and friends. She was a daughter of the late Monroe and Katherine Crolius Marks. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Richard Higgins who died in 1991 and a daughter; Randi Monica Barth who died in 2000.

She was a resident of NYC for 61 years before retiring to Brevard, NC. She was an educator in NYC for 27 years, pioneering strategies to teach reading for under privileged children in the ghettos of South Bronx, NY. Her huge respect and love for education was shared by her in everything she did.

Survivors include her daughter, Claudia E. Wolf and husband, John, of Alabama; three grandchildren, Julie Wolf of Bronx, NY, Jennifer Wolf of Minnersville, PA, and Jason Wolf of Alexandria, VA.

Muriel was an Elder and member of Davidson-River Presbyterian Church where she led Bible studies and was a Circle Leader for many years and eventually coordinated all of the Circles in the church. She was a member of AAUW and she worked one day a year as an Election Poll Worker on Election Day.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:00 PM, Sunday, February 3, 2013 at Davidson-River Presbyterian Church with Rev. Keith Thompson officiating. The family will receive immediately following the service in the fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Moore Funeral Home & Cremation Services is caring for the family.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Feb. 1, 2013
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