Frances L. Bixby


1927 – 2014

HEBRON — Frances Lillian Higgins Bixby, 87, of Hebron, died Sunday, Dec. 7.

She was born in Bath on June 12, 1927, a daughter of Frank L. and Olive E. Bowker Higgins. She made mittens for needy children, and read the obituaries daily and then would contact the families who had lost loved ones and offer her prayers and kind words to help them with their grief.

She is survived by a daughter, Wanda R. Bixby; sons, Daniel W. Bixby and Barry A. Bixby; a daughter-in-law, Valerie Dargie; grandchildren, James W. Shine Jr., Matthew A. Shine, Corrine Lynn Perago, Holly Lynn Bixby and Danielle Lynn Bixby; and several great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur B. Bixby; son, Leslie F. Bixby; sister, Hazel M. Dowling; and two brothers, Leslie B. Higgins and William C. Higgins.