Verlyn R. 'Lynn' Higgins

Posted 4/15/20

Verlyn R. 'Lynn' Higgins

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Verlyn R. 'Lynn' Higgins


JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — Verlyn R. “Lynn” Higgins, 101, died on Sunday, April 12, 2020, at Cornerstone Village North.  

Born on August 20, 1918, she was the youngest daughter of Olin and Ruby Michael.  A lifelong resident of Illinois, she relocated to Appalachian Christian Village (later Cornerstone Village) in Johnson City, Tenn., in 2003 following the death of her husband of 63 years, James C. Higgins.  

She and her husband were active members of several Illinois Christian churches for many years, and at her death, she was a member of First Christian Church, Clinton.  

Survivors include daughters Susan Higgins, Johnson City, Tenn., and Deborah Wasson and husband, Stockbridge, Ga.; two granddaughters, Rebecca W. Kerr and Jessica L. Wasson; three nieces, Margaret Ann King, Gail Evertson, and Jean Kraushaar; and one nephew, Harold Robert Michael.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; three sisters, Venus Weesner, Leah Michael, and Gwen Kraushaar; and one brother, Harold Michael.

A memorial service will be scheduled at Cornerstone Village North in the future; burial will be in Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, Ill.  

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be designated to Little Galilee Christian Camp, 7539 Little Galilee Road, Clinton, IL 61727;  or to the Milligan College Scholarship Fund, P. O. Box 750,  Milligan College, TN   37682.

Memories and condolences can be shared with the family by visiting Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples St. Johnson City, TN 37601 is honored to serve the Higgins family. (423)610-7171