Barbara L. Higgins, Age: 84
Jun 23, 1935 -- Sept. 28, 2019

     Barbara L. Higgins, 84, of Basehor, KS, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2019.  A Rosary will be prayed at 5:00 PM Wednesday, October 2, 2019 followed by a visitation until 7:00 PM.  Funeral Mass will be 10:00 AM Thursday, October 3,2019, both at the Holy Angels Catholic Church, 15408 Leavenworth Road, Basehor, KS 66007.  Burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Sisters Servants of Mary.

     Barbara was born June 23, 1935, in Kansas City, KS to Henry and Beulah Heinitz.  She was a teacher at Blessed Sacrament Catholic School, Stony Point North Elementary School and St. Peter's Catholic School.  She was a world traveler and loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Henry "Butch" Heinitz.  She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Patrick M. Higgins, two children: Kerry M. and his wife Lynda M. Higgins, Lenexa, KS, Heidi A. and her husband Tim S. Hill, Basehor, KS, five grandchildren: Emma and her husband Brian Miller, Mitchell Higgins, Clara Higgins, Tyler Hill and Brady Hill.  



Condolences

Lisa Passantino Carr Sep 30 ,2019

Goddaughter ,Gardner ,Kansas

Mrs Barbara Higgins was on godmother. She treated and loved me as a daughter of her own. She is very missed but know she has been and is an angel that surrounds us always and forever. Love you all.

Carol Normandin Oct 01 ,2019

Friend ,Fairway ,Kansas

My children, Chris and Laura,greatly benefitted from having Mrs. Higgins as their teacher for multiple years at St. Peter's. Her expertise and wisdom were shared freely with those students lucky enough to be in her classes. Rest in peace good and faithful servant.

Charley Herbic Oct 01 ,2019

Former Student ,Pottstown ,Pennsylvania

I just wanted to express my condolences to your family and thank you for sharing Mrs. Higgins with all of us. She was, in retrospect, one of my best teachers. Fair, respectful, enthusiastic and wonderfully kind to all her students. She will be missed and has made a significant impact on me and, I can imagine, many others.

Cathy Bukaty Peterson Oct 01 ,2019

Former student ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Barbara was my 8th grade teacher at Cathedral for just one semester in the fall of 1967. Yet, as others have said, she made a significant impression on me, having been a kind of "life coach" before the term was coined. She helped me to love history. I'll never forget seeing her once in the 1980s in the parking lot of the Milgram's store at 38th and State. My toddler sons were with me and I remember this from our conversation that day some 30+ years ago: "Never tell your little ones that they are bad. Some of their behavior won't be so good, but never tell a child he's bad." She mentored every day of her life, I would guess, through words and actions. Shouldn't we all aspire to leave such a beautiful mark on this world!

Mick Weers Oct 01 ,2019

Family friend ,Blue Eye ,Missouri

Pat and Family, George and I are so sorry to hear of Barb passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

Marilyn Gunderman Oct 02 ,2019

lifelong friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

Dear Pat, Heidi and Higgins Family, We lost a real gem, didn't we. I have known Barb since 1942 when my family moved to KCK from Eldon, Mo and we grew up living a block apart. She and Norm graduated from Wyandotte HS together in 1953 and she was a dedicated Reunion Committee member when Norm was Chairman. I wrote her one last letter which I am sure she did't get before she passed. But I know she is looking down from Heaven saying, "yes, Marilyn, I read your letter". Rest in peace, sweet girl. You are sorely missed and loved. Marilyn Fendorf Gunderman

Event:
Rosary
Location:
Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address:
15410 Leavenworth Road
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66007
Date:
Oct 02 ,2019
Time:
5:00 PM
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Followed by a visitation until 7:00 PM

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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Holy Angels Catholic Church
Address:
15410 Leavenworth Road
City:
Basehor
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66007
Date:
Oct 03 ,2019
Time:
10:00 AM
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