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Phyllis B. Higby

Published: Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – Phyllis Belle Higby, 98, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Franklin Grove Nursing Center. She worked for 25 years at Freeman Shoe Co. before her retirement in 1986. She then worked for several years in the cafeteria at KSB Hospital in Dixon.

Phyllis was born Jan. 8, 1916, in Ashton, the daughter of George and Catherine (Metzler) Schreiber. She married Harold F. Higby on Dec. 10, 1944, in Dixon. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1988. She was a member of Bethel Evangelical Congregational Church in Dixon and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Survivors include two sons, James H. (Betty) Higby and Ed T. (Peggy) Higby, both of Dixon; one grandson, Eric (Carrie) Higby of Kings; two great-grandchildren, Gillian Rose Higby and Quinn Everly Higby, both of Dixon; and two step-great-grandchildren, Kiley Frankenberry and Kendell Frankenberry, both of Kings.

She also was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, Frances Schreiber, and two grandchildren.

Services will be private. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon. Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon is handling arrangements.

Memorials have been established to Granny Rose Animal Shelter and Dixon City Fire Department.

Visit prestonschillingfuneralhome.com to send condolences.

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