ST. PARIS — Hazel Lucille Higgins, 96, of St. Paris, passed away at 8:25 p.m., Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in her residence. Born on March 4, 1918, in Miami County, Hazel was a daughter of the late Asa and Blanch (Leffel) Harvey. She married Thomas Higgins on June 6, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 2000. She is survived by one foster son and daughter-in-law Doug and Kathi Zerkle of St. Paris.
Other survivors include nephews, Jeff, John and James Harvey; nieces Penny (Bruce) Shawler of Fletcher, Candy Heffelfinger of Dayton and Hilda Eichhorn of Piqua, sister-in-law, Lou Harvey of Christiansburg, special friend Merlyn Evilsizor and many great nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a brother Bill Harvey, niece Sandy Borror and nephew Tom Lewis.
Hazel was a 1936 graduate of Jackson High School and was employed by Sunshade of Troy. She was also engaged in farming with her husband, Tom.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m on Monday in the Atkins-Shively Funeral Home, 216 S. Springfield Street, St. Paris, with the Rev. Bob Rieke presiding. Burial will follow in Upper Honey Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday, in the funeral home. Donations may be made to the Christiansburg Fire Dept, P.O. Box 300, Christiansburg, Ohio 45389. Condolences to the family may be sent to www.shivelyfuneralhomes.com