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Alice "Marie" Foster Ditto Higgins

December 3, 1930 March 24, 2012
Alice "Marie" Foster Ditto Higgins
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Obituary for Alice "Marie" Foster Ditto Higgins
OBITUARY FORM Mrs. Alice "Marie" Foster Ditto Higgins, died at 8:45 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2012, in Blessing Hospital in Quincy, after suffering from a long term illness. Marie was born on Decembe 3, 1930, in Rockport, Illinois. Marie was the daughter of the late Walter E. & Rebecca Pearl (Myers) Foster of Rockport, Illinois. Marie married Ray Ditto on December 3, 1948, in Palmyra, Missouri. He preceded her in death. She then married Russell E. Higgins on June 13, 1965, in Barry, Illinois. He preceded her in death. Marie is survived by her children: Mike & Barb Foster of Barry, Illinois; Walt & Connie Ditto of Mesa, Arizona; Butch & Margie Ditto of Quincy, Illinois; Gary & Peggy Ditto of Payson, Illinois; Russell & Darla Higgins of Huntsville, Missouri; and Becky & Steven Cohenour of Baylis, Illinois. She is also survived by 18 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and several nieces and nephews. Marie was preceded in death by her parents, spouse, twin children Ronald L. Ditto & Rosie M. Ditto-Mount, 1 granddaughter Linda Ditto, brothers Walter "Bill" Foster, Lee Foster, Paul Edmond Foster and 1 sister Jean Schwandner. Marie had been employed by Saint Elizabeth Hospital in Hannibal, Missouri, Stark Brothers Nursery in Atlas, Illinois and Brown Shoe Company in Pittsfield, Illinois. Marie enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, quilting and traveling. Visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at the Kirgan Funeral Home in Barry with Rev. Greg Maize officiating. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry, Illinois. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the family.


Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

Kirgan Funeral Home


Tuesday March 27, 2012 from 9:00 am. to 11:00 a.m.

Kirgan Funeral Home
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