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Bobby Higgins

February 17, 1937 — December 22, 2023

McPherson, KS

Bobby Lee Higgins, 86, of McPherson, KS and formerly of Burlington, Larned, and Macksville, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2023, at his home. 


Bobby was born on February 17, 1937, in Bazine, KS, the son of Melvin Louis and Fern Emma (Cooley) Higgins.  He graduated from Macksville High School.


He managed several Kansas Duckwall’s stores including Burlington, McPherson, and Larned stores.  Bobby also managed C.O. Mammal’s grocery store in Macksville, KS.  He was the automotive department manager at WalMart in Billings, MT.  He also worked part-time for Lowes after retirement.


Bobby was a United States Army Veteran.


He enjoyed his morning breakfast at Five Loaves and 56 Family Restaurant, volunteering at the ReUse It Center, and time spent at the McPherson Senior Center.


Survivors include: children, Judy Hutson (Ray) of Burlington, KS, James Higgins (Valorie) of Burlington, KS, Kim Hatch (Eric) of Burlington, KS, and Kathy Miller (Uri) of McPherson, KS; sisters, Penny Ritchie (Virgil) of Lewis, KS and Karen Spencer of Minneola, KS; son-in-law, Lynn Rundle of Abbington, VA; step-daughters, Denise Byfield of Emporia, KS and Debbie Musick (Doug) of Joplin, MO; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family members and friends.


He was preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Jean Rundle, two brothers, Keith Higgins and Wayne Higgins, and grandson, Jacob Kopfman.


A memorial service with Military Honors will be held at 3:00 PM, Saturday, January 13, 2024, at Stockham Family Funeral Home.  Casual dress is encouraged. The final resting place will be in Farmington Cemetery, Mackville, KS.  To view a live stream broadcast of the service, please click on the following link:


Memorial donations can be made to the McPherson County Food Bank in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 North Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. 


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