Norma Dale Higgins, 85, died Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.
She was born July 6, 1927, to Elmer and Mary Lakin near Elkhart.
She married LeRoy C. Higgins April 3, 1947. He died Sept. 13, 2002.
She attended school in Elkhart, Delta County and Rolla, where she graduated in 1945.
She taught elementary school both in Wilburton and Rolla. She was later employed at the Rolla Post Office for several years. Beginning in 1972, Norma started working with the Rolla school system as the lunchroom supervisor for many years. After her retirement, she became a para, tutoring special needs children.
She is survived by three sons, Royce Higgins and wife, Marilyn, Rawlins, Wyo., Alan Higgins and wife, Deana, Hugoton, and Terry Higgins and wife, Stacy, Rawlins; two daughters, Judy Williams and husband, Scott, Littleton, Colo., and Tina Higgins, Liberal; nine grandchildren, Kelly and wife, Debra, Kasey, Brian and wife, Ami, Heather Love and husband, Robert, Linsay Shirley and husband, Ryan, Jordan Williams and wife, Amy, Ashley Jolly and husband, Christopher, Joshua and wife, Jennifer, and Justin and wife, Edlin; and 19 great-grandchildren, Jared, Karson, Jenna, Triston, Mya, Taylor, Parker, Haylee, Hunter, London, Layton, Jaidyn, Tyler, Trevor, Keira, Peyton, Alison, Carleigh and Kaidyn.
She was also preceded in death by her siblings, Kenneth Lakin, Albert Loren Lakin and wife, Norma Jean, and Frances Lakin and wife, Carol.
• Services are planned for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rolla United Methodist Church with a flower service at 12:30 p.m.
Burial will follow at the Rolla Cemetery.
A viewing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Rolla United Methodist Church.