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Obituary – Kathleen Johnston Higgins (1932-2022)

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Kathleen Johnston Higgins of Waldron, Arkansas went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, March 15, 2022 in Waldron, Arkansas with her family by her side. Kathleen was born April 23, 1932 in Fouke, Arkansas to McKell and Mamie Adams. She was 89 years old. She was a member of Bates Assembly of God Church in Bates, Arkansas.

Kathleen enjoyed fishing and sewing. She loved her dogs and taking care of them. The highlight of her day was when her family would come and she could scoop up one of the little grandchildren or great grands and have a lap full of hugs, loves and big smiles.

Kathleen leaves behind to cherish her memory, her children: Ted Johnston and wife Janie of Shady Point, Oklahoma, Carl Johnston and wife Sheila of Waldron, Arkansas, Kenny Johnston and wife Kathy of Waldron, Arkansas, Terry (T.J.) Johnston of Waldron, Arkansas, Diana Hattabaugh and husband Jerald of Elm Park, Arkansas and John Higgins. Mamaw will forever remain in the hearts of her grandchildren: Todd Johnston, LaShae Lee, Jared Hattabaugh, Julie Biggs, Shawn Hattabaugh, Clint Ray Johnston, Lyndy Woodard and Jay Jay Mays as well as 16 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren with 2 more on the way. She is also survived by one sister, Geniva Partain of Hot Springs, Arkansas. Kathleen will be missed by all that knew her and the many whose lives she impacted including a host of nieces, nephews and extended family she loved dearly.

Kathleen was preceded in death by her parents, McKell and Mamie Adams, husbands, Bud Johnston and John Higgins, one daughter, Debbie Johnston, one granddaughter, Ginger Johnston and one sister Florence Stuart.

Kathleen’s life celebrations will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, March 18, 2022 at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas with Larry Free officiating. Interment will follow in the Weeks Cemetery in Weeks, Arkansas.

Kathleen’s pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons: Todd Johnston, Shawn Hattabaugh, Clint Ray Johnston, Jakob Johnston, Caleb Short and Lane Tallmadge.

Kathleen’s visitation will be Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Waldron, Arkansas.

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