Karen G. Higgins, 67 years of age, of Beatrice passed away at the St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center in Lincoln Saturday morning, June 17, 2017. She was born on February 6, 1950 in Beatrice to Ernest and Fern (Swanson) Sebby. She was a 1968 graduate of Beatrice High School and lived in Beatrice her entire life. Karen and Gary Higgins were married on July 27, 1991. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and had been the organist for over 30 years. Karen was also a member of the PEO Chapter FM, and on the board of directors of the Hevelone Foundation.
Survivors include her husband Gary; children Matt (Lisa) Marquardt of Lincoln, and Stephanie (Jeff) Guthrie of Kentucky; grandson Caleb Marquardt; step children Rick (Betsy) Higgins, John (Jeanette) Higgins, Bethany Higgins, and Rose (Aaron) Schuneman, all of Georgia; and brothers Dr. Kenneth (Caroline) Sebby of Union, WA, and Les (Doris) Sebby of Lincoln. Karen was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Kathy Sebby (2012).
It was Karen’s request that no services be held. A memorial has been established to the Beatrice Humane Society with the funeral home in charge.
These services have been entrusted to the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice.