Frances “Shanny” Higgs

Frances “Shanny” Higgs, age 94, of Ulysses, Kansas died Friday, July 3, 2015 at The Legacy at Park View in Ulysses, Kansas. She was born June 2, 1921 at Fowler, Colorado the daughter of Frank and Clara (Hobbs) Coats.

Shanny spent her childhood in Colorado. On March 30, 1939 she married Willard Higgs at Burlington, Colorado. Shanny and Willard moved to Ulysses, Kansas in 1957, and lived there until they moved to Blackwell in 2003. She was a homemaker and farmwife. Her family was her first priority. She was a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha in Colorado and Kansas. She was a Girl Scout Leader and enjoyed growing flowers, crocheting and cooking. 

Survivors include two sons; Carl Higgs and wife Sue of Ulysses, Kansas, David Higgs and wife Teri of Ulysses, Kansas, three daughters; Darla Lee Wyeno and husband Harry of Olney Springs, Colorado, Lou Ann Summers and husband Merle of Blackwell, Oklahoma and Tracie Lamberson and husband Garry of Kennewick, Washington, one son-in-law; Mark Tully of Pagosa Springs, Colorado, 17 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.

Shanny is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Willard Higgs, one son; Curtis James Higgs, one daughter; Janice Mary Tully, two sisters; Deniece Gilmore and Ruth Hammond and one granddaughter; Shelley Dawn Higgs.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015, 10:00 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, Ulysses, Kansas with Reverend Todd Guinn officiating. Burial will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery, Ulysses, Kansas. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2015 at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to The Legacy at Park View in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, Kansas 67880.