MAPLES - Florence F. Higgins, 104, of Erdman Hill Road, passed away Saturday (March 2, 2013) at the Gowanda Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 25, 1909, in the town of Mansfield, the daughter of the late Fred J. and Mary A. (Schnieder) Brown. On March 25, 1925, in the town of Mansfield, she married William Higgins, who predeceased her in 1997.
Mrs. Higgins had worked at the office of Dr. D.C. Northrup in Ellicottville for many years.
She was a member of the Eddyville Community Church and the Home Bureau. She also was an avid hunter.
Mrs. Higgins is survived by Mark Ivey of Hubert, N.C., and Randy Ivey of Hubert, N. C.; two great-grandchildren, John Ivey and Lori Lewis; three great-great-grandchildren, Owen and Ryan Lewis, and Stephanie Clark.
Besides her husband of 72 years, she was predeceased by a daughter, Maxine Ivey; a grandson, Billy Ivey; a brother, Karl Brown; and four sisters, Edna Schupenhaur, Julia Johnson, Marian Robinson and Hazel Frank.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Mentley Funeral Home Inc., 411 Rock City St., Little Valley. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday (March 6, 2013) at the House of Prayer, Salamanca. Burial will be in Maples Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the House of Prayer, Highland Avenue, Salamanca, NY 14779.