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Dorothy Higginbotham

Dorothy Pauline Higginbotham

MANSFIELD: Dorothy Pauline Higginbotham, 90, of Mansfield, went home to be with the Lord on February 18, 2014. Born May 2, 1923 in East Liverpool, OH, she was the daughter of Okey and Laura (Goddard) Smith. In her free time, Dorothy enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, and always kept many house plants. She was a true homemaker who spent time quilting, crocheting, and reading. Dorothy also enjoyed VFW and Moose dances and playing Bingo. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She is survived by her children, Louise (Charles) Dulaney of Mansfield, Paul (Carol) Higginbotham of Smyrna, TN, Gloria (Robert) Mabe of Homosassa, FL, Roger Higginbotham of Tampa, FL, and Keith Higginbotham of Lexington; fifteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; fifteen great great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Doy O'Dell Higginbotham; son, Doy O'Dell Jr.; one great great granddaughter and two great great grandsons; brothers, Bill and Evert Smith; and sisters, Hazel Lawson and Louise Headley.

Funeral services, conducted by Pastor Edward Morton, will be Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Diamond Street Home of Wappner Funeral Directors, 98 S. Diamond St., Mansfield. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. A graveside service will take place Monday, February 24, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in Letart Falls Cemetery, E. Letart Road, Letart Falls, OH 45771. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 5410 Transportation Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44125.

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Wappner Funeral Directors & Crematory
98 S Diamond St Mansfield, OH 44902
(419) 522-5211

Published in the News Journal on Feb. 21, 2014
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