Betty L. Higgins
Betty L. Higgins, 92, of New Castle passed away the afternoon of Oct. 9, 2019, at Quality Life Services.
Born on Sept. 28, 1927, in Everson, Pennsylvania, she was a daughter of Weimer and Martha (Echard) Bair.
She was preceded in death on Feb. 23, 1965, by her husband of 18 years, Merrill J Higgins, whom she married on Aug. 3, 1946.
Prior to being a homemaker, Betty was employed with Shenango China and Nepco.
She was a member of Independent Methodist Church.
Betty was an avid reader, enjoyed camping and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. Most important to her was spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by two daughters, Judy Coole and Barbara (Bruce) Chappell of New Castle; two sons, Richard (Janet) Higgins and Kenneth Higgins, also of New Castle; a sister, Mildred (Ettore) Gagliardo of New Castle; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Betty was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Donofrio; a brother, Weimer H. Bair and a son-in-law, David Kuczynski.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Frederick H. Gilbert officiating.
Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting
Published on October 10, 2019


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Susan and Skippy DeRobbio
Oct 12, 2019
Deepest Sympathy. Sorry for your loss.