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Shirley Ann Higginson

Shirley Ann Higginson, 70, of Mt. Vernon died 11:47 p.m. 
Feb. 13, 2005, at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital in 
Mt. Vernon. She was a homemaker. 

Mrs. Higginson was born April 21, 1934, in Mt. Vernon to Harry and 
Anna Belle (Uselton) Coberly. 

Graveside services will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday at West Salem Cemetery. 
The Rev. Merle Fullerton will officiate. Those attending this service 
are asked to go directly to the cemetery on Wednesday. Friends may call 
from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. 

Mrs. Higginson is survived by sons David Higginson and wife Letta of 
Ashley, Virgil Higginson Jr. of Mt. Vernon, Jeff Moore and wife Bonnie 
of Mt. Vernon, John Moore of Mt. Vernon and Allen Moore of California; 
daughters Patricia Ann Kirkland of Mt. Vernon, Terry McMahon and husband 
David of Sesser, Barbara Hemingway and husband Josiah of Mt. Vernon, 
Tracie Moore of Mt. Vernon and Rebecca McCune and husband Donald of 
Waltonville; 28 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, 
Harry Coberly Jr. and wife Megan of Farina; sisters Betty Burwell of 
Mt. Vernon and Mary Coberly of Mt. Vernon; and several nieces 
and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Beverly Higginson; 
six brothers, Harold, Herold, Herman, Frank, Floyd and Charles Coberly; 
and a sister, Dorothy Calvert. 

Mrs. Higginson was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the VFW Auxiliary and will 
be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed to Hughey Funeral Home, 
P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have been entrusted to 
the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 for further 

Date: 16 Feb 2005
Source: Register-News  
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman 

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