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Lillie Belle Higgins-Bish 87, of Saint Joseph, MO

Lillie Belle Higgins-Bish 87, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital.
Lillie Belle Higgins-Bish 87, of Saint Joseph, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 in a Saint Joseph, MO hospital.

She was born April 14, 1924 in Gruetle, TN, daughter of Creda and Daniel Morrison. She retired from Sherwood Medical. She enjoyed gardening, and sewing, the church was her focus and priority, she was a sunday school teacher, and helped with the church plays, and was very involved in all the ladies events. She was a member Faith Valley Church of God.

Lillie was preceded in death by 1st husband, Rev. Robert L. Higgins, 2nd husband, Eugene Bish, her parents, 3 brothers, Lonnie, Theodore, and James, 3 sisters, Minnie, Louise, and Bertha.

Survivors include 3 sons - David Higgins of Saint Joseph, MO, Mark (Judy) Higgins of Leavenworth, KS, Phillip (Yaunna) Higgins of Cleveland, TN; 3 daughters - Janice Gillam of Bowling Green, KY, Phylis (John) Petro of St. Joseph, MO, Susan (Tom) Vienhage of Agency, MO; numerous - grandchildren, great grandchildren; and several - great great grandchildren; a brother - Joe Morrison of Marion, IN; and 2 sisters - Myrtle Hicks of Ringold, GA, Virgie Hoenthanner of Crossville, TN;

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 AM, on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Rupp Funeral Home, with Phillip Higgins and Pastor Kurt Routon officiating, The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday at the Rupp Funeral Home. The Interment will be at the Memorial Park Cemetery . Memorials are requested to the Candies Creek Baptist Church the Vaughn Missionary Family.

Online condolence and obituary at www.ruppfuneral.com.
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