Jacqueline Harns-Higbie

Jacqueline Miller Harns- Higbie, age 90, of Eaton Rapids, passed away on Sunday, February 16, 2020. Jackie was born on May 29, 1929, in Eaton Rapids, the daughter of Eber and Lois (Ashley) Miller. Although she spent most of her life as a homemaker, raising her five children, she also spent time working at Gulliver’s and Bentleys in Eaton Rapids. Jackie was always there to help her family and friends and would often babysit for many of her nieces and nephews. She would never forget a birthday, holiday, anniversary or special event and would always have a card in the mail. Jackie was a devout Christian who would regularly read her Bible and was very active at the Wesleyan Church and later at the Nazarene Church, both in Eaton Rapids.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vergil Harns; late husband, Robert Higbie; grandson, Scott Kinney; sisters, Margaret Vincent, Gladys Dowding, Ella Brininstool, Madeline Coffey and brother, Robert Miller.
Surviving are her children, Evelyn (Larry) Kinney, Jan (Larry) Orr, Mary (Tom) Kleinert, David (Esther) Harns, Roger (Sara) Harns; step-children, Sonja (John Jr.) Oatley, Claudia (Dwight) Payne, Nanette Doxsie, Theresa Treadwell, Sherrel Crawley, 28 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Eaton Rapids Church of the Nazarene, with visitation starting at 1 p.m. The family was scheduled to receive friends at Skinner Funeral Home in Eaton Rapids on the evening of Friday, February 21, 2020, from 5 to 8 p.m. For those desiring to make memorial contributions, they may be made to the Eaton Rapids Church of the Nazarene. To share memories or leave condolences, visit skinnerfuneralhomes.com.