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“Sorry to hear of your Mothers passing, fond memories go back many years when we all hung out together, as the South Greene Street Gang ”
1 of 10 | Posted by: Kirk Hanson - Sun Lakes, AZ

“We love you mom. Your fun memories will forever be in our hearts. You fought the hard fight, but it was time for you to go to sleep in death. We...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Shapour & Diana - north liberty, IA

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3 of 10 | Posted by: Diana Riahi - north liberty, IA

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I remember her well and how she loved her kids and at that time her little "Coney" granddaughter Sarah. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Madden - Boone, IA - friend

“My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Gonna miss you granny, till I see you again! ”
5 of 10 | Posted by: Catherine hay - boone, IA

“I will miss you soooo much! I get peace knowing your in heaven with grandma eda and we will be together again someday. All my love Toshie ”
6 of 10 | Posted by: Natosha higgins - Boone, IA

“I will miss you soooo much! I get peace knowing your in heaven with grandma eda and we will be together again someday. All my love Toshie ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Natosha higgins - Boone, IA

“I will miss you mom. I am comforted knowing you are no longer suffering. Until we meet again, just know that I love you and and praying for your soul...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Theresea (Higgins) Safari Forooshani - CA

“I will miss you, Grandma. I will keep you in my heart. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Layla Pashby - Ontario, CA

“My heart and prayers are with all of the family and those that loved her. ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Dennice Svaleson - Boone, IA


Wilma Jean (Shorey) Higgins, 80, died Monday, March 9, 2015, at the Madrid Care Center at the age of 80.

Wilma's wishes were to be cremated. A gathering and remembrance of her life will be Saturday, March 14, 2015, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. Private burial will be held at a later date at the Jefferson Cemetery. For online obituaries & condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Wilma J. Shorey was born on July 9, 1934, in Jefferson, Iowa, to Raymond Oscar and Edna Elizabeth (Gainer) Shorey.

She was married to Richard Higgins for a number of years.

Wilma graduated from Jefferson High School and her early job was at Saba Bakery in Jefferson.

After moving to Boone, Iowa, her jobs consisted of Higgins Concrete Construction, Boone County Home, and Genesis.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Deloris Griffin and Helen Rather.

Survivors include two daughters, Theresea (Hassan) Safari Forooshani of LaVerne, California, and Diana (Shapour) Riahi of North Liberty, Iowa; son, Richard Higgins of Zearing, Iowa; one sister, JoAnn (Darrell) Kersey of Ogden, Iowa, one brother, Raymond Shorey of Illinois. She also had and loved dearly her ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.