Manley Eugene Higgins

October 8, 1938 - September 27, 2023
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Manley Higgins passed away in Tucson, Arizona from Alzheimer’s disease on 9/27/23. He would have been 85 on 10/8/23.

Born at this grandmother’s home in Abbyville Kansas.

Received his Masters degree in Education from Fort Hays State University. Was a teacher and principal in Western Kansas-Vesper, Goodland, Winona, Hays. Later on worked for a book company selling textbooks to schools and prisons. He then started his own company Educational Resources Inc. until retirement. He met numerous teachers & principals & traveled many miles over his lifetime.

Survived by his daughter, Deann Osborne & partner Roger Sack in Tucson Az. His brother Duane (Maude) Higgins of Charlotte,  North Carolina.

Ex wife Dalene (Tom) Peters of Tucson Az

Has 2 granddaughters, Ashley & Courtney and 1 great granddaughter Olivia (daughter of Courtney). His pride & joy was seeing Olivia growing up and doing her gymnastics. He loved to watch her run and jump.  Has 2 nephews Mike & Jeff and 1 niece Mary

Preceded in death by his parents Harry & Inez Higgins and son Mark Higgins, sister Glenna & her husband Gene Friesen.

Memorial services will be held in Abbyville Kansas at a later date.

Any donations can be mailed to:

Deann Osborne

5560 W Jade Rock Pl

Tucson Az 85742

All donations will be going towards Olivia’s (great granddaughter) education

Dad, we all love you and will miss you. Knowing you are at peace, no more suffering and are with your family in heaven & watching over us will make it alittle easier.

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Born: October 8, 1938
Died: September 27, 2023

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Becky Roland posted on 10/21/23

This is Becky, Rosa Lee's daughter. I just learned of the loss of your Dad. I'm glad he was in Arizona near you. He and I would speak occasionally, and sadly it has been a while since we spoke. I am so sorry for your loss.


Dalene O. Werner posted on 10/1/23

So many memories - four of us together as seniors started out our adult relationships running around and double dating. Sorry to know another of us is gone and ask blessing for his family members who will miss him. God Bless.


Naomi Ward posted on 9/30/23

Condolences and prayers.


Gary and Arlene Stramel posted on 9/29/23

Sorry for the loss of your Dad, Deann.