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Ralph Higley

Ralph Eugene "Gene" Higley

Tuesday, August 12th, 1952 - Sunday, June 2nd, 2019
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Obituary

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Higley,66, of Topeka, KS died Sunday, June 2, 2019 at the Atchison Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday, June 8th, 2019 at the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Bob Carter officiating. Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, June 7th, 2019 at the O’Trimble Chapel, 329 Main St, Nortonville, KS. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Words of comfort and remembrance may be left online at www.beckerdyer.com.

Gene was born on August 12, 1952 in Leavenworth, KS the son of Wiliam J. and Charlotte Imogene (Wright) Higley. He graduated from Jefferson County North High School in 1970. He worked as a sales representative for Foley Equipment Company, formerly Martin Tractor in Topeka for over 33 years, retiring in 2017. He had attended the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church, a member of the Elks Club, and Farm Bureau. Gene enjoyed farming, putting up hay, and traveling.

He was married to Phyllis Loroff on Oct. 5, 1974 and they were later divorced. Survivors include a daughter, Seanna Lynn Higley, Roeland Park, KS, a brother, James “Jim” A. Higley, Nortonville, KS, and a sister, Judy Lehew, Topeka, KS. His parents, and brother, Mike Higley preceded him in death.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, June 7th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, June 7th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    O'Trimble Funeral Hme
    Address
    329 Main
  • Service

    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 | 10:30am
    When
    Saturday, June 8th, 2019 10:30am
    Location
    Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church
    Address
    19861 Osage Rd
    NORTONVILLE, KS 66060
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    Officiant
    Rev. Bob Carter
  • Interment

    Location
    Nortonville Cemetery
    Address
    600 Railroad Street
    NORTONVILLE, KS 66002
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Austin Winter

Posted at 01:46pm
Don’t ever remember not seeing Gene without a smile on his face! He will be missed. Always appreciated the advice and experience he shared!
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Posted at 10:08pm
Seanna, we are so sorry for your loss. So lucky to have such an amazing friendship with you and Brandon, and we are absolutely with you in spirit.
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Ken Davis

Posted at 01:31pm
My sincere sympathy, I worked with Gene for just a few years and really appreciated his hard work and dedication.
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Hammes Trucking, Inc., Jason, Jill, Brad & Amy Ham

Posted at 02:26pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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