May 03,1940---Sep 27,2021

Anita H. Higginbotham, 81, of Overland Park, Kansas, passed away Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Homestead of Overland Park.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, October, 2 at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society or the Alzheimer's Association. 

     Anita was born May 3, 1940, in Kansas City, KS, the daughter of Delaney and Lillian (Kasiah) Gross.  She married the love of her life David Higginbotham on December 28, 1957 until his passing on January 3rd, 2006. They filled their lives with three daughters, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Anita and David enjoyed going to the Lake and Cancun, Mexico. Anita's first job was with Damon Alarm as a soldering electrician. She then worked for H&R Block as a manager in the school's department working in the computer area, She is a self-taught programmer. After a few years at H&R Block, her supervisor opened an advertising agency, The Sunflower Group and he asked her to run the computer department. She retired in 1995 and cared for her youngest grandchildren until they entered school. Anita is survived by her three daughters, Patricia Hayden, Diana Wilson and her husband Mark, Rachel Hontz, grandchildren, Brent Higginbotham, Matthew Hayden, Nicholas Pressler, Patrick Welch and his wife, Ladylyn, Shawn Welch and his wife, Meghan, Danielle Jacobson, Alyson Welch, 7 great grandchildren,  a sister, Arnetta Weaver and numerous loved nieces and nephews.


Alice Roxburg Sep 28 ,2021

Inlaw ,Kansas City ,Missouri

My sincere condolences for the family's loss. I have many fond memories of our younger years when we would stay up all night playing pinochle, hearts or penny poker while eating homemade chips and hospice.

Nicholas Sep 28 ,2021

Grandson ,Kansas

Rest easy Grandma. We love you the whole world and all the way back. 💚

Bridgett Clayton-Crockett Sep 29 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas City ,Kansas

This amazing, beautiful, funny lady brought so much joy in my life at Park Meadows!! You were a beautiful soul and I will miss you dearly! Fly high my Angel!! My condolences to the family!! You all are in my prayers ❤️ Bridgett

Joanne Bodner Sep 29 ,2021

friend ,Kansas

Pat and Anita's family-- Drew and I send our sympathy and prayers. Anita sounds like an amazing woman. She is with our Lord now. Many prayers to all of you. Joanne and Drew Bodner

Sister Ann Barton, SCL Sep 29 ,2021

Sister of Charity ,Leavenworth ,Kansas

Dear Pat, My prayers and thoughts are with you these days as your dear mother has gone to her reward, We will be remembering her especially in our celebration of Mass here in Ross Chapel on Sunday. Blessings on you abd your family. Sister Ann Barton (Mother House)

R. Scott Dorman Sep 29 ,2021

Friend, Co-worker from the Sunflower Group ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Fresh out of college I fondly remember working with Anita at Sunflower. She had a great personality and could dish out and take friendly ribbing with all of us "young ones". Visiting Anita asking for computer help or begging for printing a priority report always ended with a smile of some sort. Everyone loved Anita!! I'm so glad to see that she was able to retire and spend time with Dave, who I also remember from many lake weekends, parties and company get togethers. My sincere condolences to her family.

S. Marjorie Feuerborn Sep 29 ,2021

My prayers and sympathy on the death of Anita. May God grant her eternal happiness and peace and comfort to your family. I will have a Mass offered by the Carmelites from the Shrine of the Little Flower in Darien, Illinois. God bless all. Sister Marjorie Feuerborn

Connie Osborn Oct 01 ,2021

Friend from the Sunflower days ,Lexington ,Missouri

I am so sorry to hear about Anita's passing. We both worked in the computer room and we had a lot of fun times together when we both worked at The Sunflower Group. To her family, she was one of a kind.

Bill & Janet Mitchell Oct 01 ,2021

friends ,Lenexa ,Kansas

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bill and I both remember how gracious she was.

Celebration of Life
Porter Funeral Home
8535 Monrovia Street
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Oct 02 ,2021
10:00 AM
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