Obituary: Elizabeth A. Higginbotham



Elizabeth A. Higginbotham, 85, Noblesville, died on April 21 at Harbour Manor Care Center in Noblesville. She was born on Jan. 25, 1930 to Scott and Carrie (Myers) Gates in Keokee, Va.

Right after graduating from high school in Pennington Gap, Va., Elizabeth started a hair salon at the age of 16. She then taught preschool at First United Methodist Church in Noblesville for 26 years. Elizabeth was a member of Union United Methodist Church, the Eastern Star and Noblesville Senior Citizens.

She is survived by her daughter, Andrea (Bud) Hoover of Noblesville; son, Tim (Tracey) Higginbotham of Evansville; brother, Dennis (Donna) Gates of Muncie; three grandchildren, Rebekah Higginbotham, Jamie Grau, and Jason Hoover; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death in 1997 by her husband, F. Monroe Higginbotham; and brother, Jerry Gates.

Memorial contributions may be made to a fund for Elizabeth’s great-grandson, Max Grau’s, kidney transplant in care of Randall & Roberts Funeral Center, 1685 Westfield Rd., Noblesville, IN 46062. Please make checks payable to Max Grau.