Jan. 2, 1910-May 21, 2004
ATWOOD -- Nelly Beverly (Barnes) Higley died Friday (May 21, 2004) at her home in Atwood.
She was born Jan. 2, 1910, to Josephine Adeline (Hamilton) and Lorenzo Hugh Barnes in Oberlin. She graduating from Decatur Community High School in 1928. She then went to Atwood to work in the Henneberger Hospital.
On Nov. 5, 1930, she married Ray Morgan Higley in Atwood. The couple moved to a new home in Atwood in 1950.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; her parents; her daughter, Lynn; and her sisters.
Survivors include her son, Earl Higley and wife, Gleneva of Atwood; two daughters, Diane and husband, Richard Senecal of Atchinson, Kan., and Janice and husband, Larry of Haneborg of North Platte; nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
Services were Sunday, at the Christian Church of Disciples of Christ in Atwood with the Rev. James Larson officiating. Interment was in the Atwood Fairview Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Rawlins County Health Center or the ambulance fund.
Williams Funeral Home of Atwood is in charge of the arrangements.