Margaret Emma Higginbotham of Potosi, Missouri was born on May 17, 1927 in Potosi, Missouri a daughter of the late, Ruth Jane (Bouse) Crowder and Otis H. Crowder and departed this life on July 14, 2012 at the DeGreeff Hospice House, St. Louis, Missouri having reached the age of eighty-five years, one month and twenty-seven days.
Margaret was united in marriage to Lee Cresswell Higginbotham on June 2, 1945 in Farmington, Missouri.
Margaret is survived by her daughter, Barbara Lee House of Dittmer, Missouri; also surviving are other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Cresswell Higginbotham, sister, Zelma Reese, brother, Ellis Crowder, son-in-law, Ethan House, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Crowder, nieces, Lena Mae Grossmann and Louise Reese.
Margaret attended the Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Potosi, Missouri and accepted Jesus as Her Lord and Savior when she was baptized on February 25, 1940. She loved spending time with her husband and daughter, raising flowers and working in her garden. Margaret enjoyed sewing, cooking, playing with her cats and watching birds. She loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Visitation was held Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Wednesday, July 18, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM at the Moore Funeral Home, Potosi, Missouri.
A Funeral Service was held Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM at the Moore Memorial Chapel, Potosi, Missouri with Pastor Casey Reed officiating.
Final Prayers and Burial took place in the Pleasant Hill Christian Cemetery, Potosi, Missouri. Serving as Pallbearers were Gary Williams, Jeff Higginbotham, Cory Franklin, Chad Govero, Todd Moyers and Ron Wood. Honorary Pallbearers were Eddie Ray LaChance and George DeDen.
Services were Entrusted to the Care and Direction of the Moore Funeral Homes, 105 Clark Street, Potosi, Missouri.