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Roselawn Funeral Home & Memorial Park

7500 North Clinton Street, Terre Haute, IN

OBITUARY

Anna Ruth Higgins

March 3, 1937June 25, 2020

Anna Ruth Goodrich Higgins, 83, of Terre Haute, passed from this world into the arms of her Lord on Thursday, June 25, 2020. She was born on March 3, 1937 in Terre Haute to William G. Goodrich and Elizabeth Maxwell Goodrich.

Annie graduated from Garfield High School in 1955. She had worked at Miller Parrot Baking, Chesty Foods factory, and Borden's. Later she worked at The Living Tree Montessori School in the Preschool classes. She loved seeing and working with all the children within her care.

She married Billy D. Higgins on Nov. 20, 1982, and they enjoyed 25 blissful years together. Together they enjoyed mushroom hunting in the spring and walking in the Honey Creek Mall daily. Following their daily walk, they would enjoy breakfast at New Day Café, their favorite restaurant. Annie was famous for her Scottish Shortbread, a family recipe handed down for many generations. Annie attended The Life Center Foursquare Church, and enjoyed her church family.

Annie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy D.; and two brothers, John G. Goodrich and James E. Goodrich; a brother-in-law, James Higgins; and a sisters-in-law, Marcia Bland, Hilda Martin,Vera McGrew; brother-in-law, Lester Higgins.

Surviving are a brother, William A. Goodrich and wife Linda of Brazil; two sisters, Laura Goodrich of Terre Haute and Ethel M. Landers of California; sister-in-law, Sue Foster of Terre Haute; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 2 PM at Roselawn Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 12 noon until time of services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Due to COVID-19, Social Distancing will be observed for both the Funeral and Visitation. Masks will be appreciated.

Condolences and expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.RoselawnFuneralHome.net.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

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Gleela Kolakowski

July 1, 2020

Some of my memories of Anna Ruth are:
Celebrating our March birthdays a day apart each year.
Going to Dairy Queen for ice cream cones.
Waking up on Sunday mornings to the scent of homemade cinnamon rolls that my Dad made.

I was married October 23rd of 1982 and Anna got married in November of 1982. My daughter, Erika LeeAnn was a namesake.
Anna, we were born as cousins but you became a sister.
With Love Rest in Peace,
Gleela Kolakowski

Ethel Landers

June 30, 2020

My sister Annie was so precious to me and even though we didn’t meet til midlife I was blessed to visit her in Indiana and have her visit my home in California several times. She loved seeing the Pacific Ocean, then going to Hawaii with Bill, Linda, Claire and I, watching whales, walking on the beaches and laughing with family. She loved sitting on the couch and being loved by our Border Collie, Skye. I believe Skye greeted Annie on the other side. I love you Annie.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY