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Barbara S. Higgins

September 10, 2017

DAVENPORT - Barbara S. Higgins, 77, of Davenport passed away surrounded by family in the comfort of her home on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday at the Runge Mortuary, Davenport. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be expressed at

Barb was born on December 18, 1939, to James and Edna (Anderson) Schardine in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. She completed her degree as a registered nurse in 1960 at the Jewish Hospital School of Nursing, Cincinnati. She then went on to marry her highschool sweetheart, John Higgins, in 1961.

She was always the eternal caregiver whether it was through her nursing career, raising her four boys, caring for her husband and providing in-home care for both her mother and mother-in-law. Above all, her grandchildren meant the world to Barb.

Those left to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 56 years, John; sons, John (Linda) Higgins, Michael (Kristen) Higgins, Thomas Higgins and Daniel (Tanya) Higgins; six grandchildren; countless nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

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