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Linda L. Higgins

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Linda L. Higgins

Westfield - Linda L. Higgins, 66, of Westfield, passed away on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at home, following a lengthy illness. She was born on January 17, 1952 to Harry Robert McElhaney and Anna Louise Hopkins in Portsmouth, Ohio. Her father preceded her in death.

Linda retired from Purdue University where she worked in the Civil Engineering Department with internships and co-ops matching students with employers. She later promoted to the College of Engineering as Undergraduate Program Coordinator. She loved working with students helping them successfully navigate their college experience.

Linda was passionate about being a wife, mother, grandmother and friend. A selfless giver, she lived each day to bring joy to all those she encountered. Even in her final days, she was busy planning ways to bring happiness to others.

She was an avid sports fan, and especially loved her Purdue Boilermakers. She was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church in Westfield; was active in United Way in Lafayette; and was involved with different newcomer groups over the years. She had a gift for decorating and enjoyed it very much. Linda was very loving and had a huge heart. She never met a stranger!

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Edward Higgins whom she married on July 10, 1971; her three children and their spouses, Jennifer (Eddy) Landes, Matthew (Ashley) Higgins and Andrea (Miguel Lopez) Higgins; sister, Sharon Sibery; two brothers, Robert (Laura) McElhaney and Tom McElhaney; and three grandchildren, Sierra Goggin and Jackson & Sophia Higgins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law, Richard Sibery.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 am on Monday, June 18, 2018 at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 17102 Springmill Road in Westfield, with Rev. Dale Ehrman officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Road in Noblesville, with a Rosary Service beginning at 5:00 pm. Burial will be at Hamilton Memorial Park Cemetery in Westfield.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions, in memory of Linda, may be made to MSA (Multiple System Atrophy) at

Published in the Journal & Courier on June 14, 2018
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