JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES

Mrs. Mary HIGGINSON, 66, of 115 So. 6th, died here Friday (January 28, 1966). 
She was dead on arrival at Jefferson Memorial Hospital. 

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Myers Chapel with the Rev. March 
Harpole officiating. Friends may call at the Myers Chapel after 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial will 
be in Old Shiloh Cemetary. 

Mrs. Higginson was born August 22, 1899, in Jefferson County, the daughter of John H. and 
Myrtle (Lively) Chamness.  She was married October 5, 1917 to William England Sr., who died 
on February 2, 1953. She was married December 13, 1958 at Mt. Vernon to Ernest Higginson 
who survives. Other survivors include: Seven sons, William, Charles, Allen, Robert, Jerry and 
Donald all of Mt. Vernon, and Jess England of Aurora, Illinois; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen 
Phillips and Mrs. Glenda Borders, both of Mt. Vernon; her mother, Mrs. Myrtle Chamness of 
Mt. Vernon; one brother, Homer Chamness of Mt. Vernon; one sister, Florence Behrens of 
Ranier, Washington; 19 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren: She was proceded in death 
by her father and three brothers. 
  
  
Submitted by Abby Newell
This was my grandmother. 

 
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