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Janet "Jan" Elaine Higginbotham

April 19, 1945 ~ October 11, 2021 (age 76)

Obituary

Janet Elaine Higginbotham passed away peacefully on Monday, October 11, 2021 after a long battle with heart disease.  She was 76 years old. It would be wrong to say that she lost her battle because she never stopped fighting. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined.

Janet – or Jan, as she was known to friends was born in Wind Gap, PA on April 19, 1945 and attended Pen Argyl High School, where she was a majorette and played women’s basketball.

Janet is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Evelyn {Labar} Mitman and her two brothers Kenneth and Reynold “James” Mitman.

She is survived by her husband and love of 53 years, Tyson Higginbotham, sister Barbara (Bob) Farleigh of Ridge Manor, FL, her children Gina (Jason) Heffner of Westerville, OH and Jeffrey (Lori Curtin) Higginbotham of Lake Wylie, SC.  She is also survived by her beloved 5 grandsons Kyle and Alex Heffner, and Cody, Kipton, and Paxton Higginbotham. In her later years, she was best known by her family as simply “Gma.”

Janet was engaged in many activities through the years.  She loved and played on multiple golf leagues, bowling leagues, and was a stellar euchre and bridge player.  She also enjoyed her role in the Greenville ladies investment club for several years.  Janet was a passionate fan of her kid’s sports teams as they were growing up, and most recently her grandsons as she watched them play soccer, baseball, volleyball, and football.  No matter how hot or cold the weather was during baseball season, she was there until the last pitch was thrown.

Janet will be remembered as a devoted wife, dedicated mother and grandmother, caring friend and a devout American patriot.  She was always up for any adventure.  Her love of travel, dancing, and overall enjoyment of life will not be forgotten and is passed on through her family. 

Visitation hours will be from 9:30-12:00 PM at the Tipp City United Methodist Church, 8 W. Main St. Tipp City, OH, immediately followed by a memorial service at Noon on Saturday, October 16, 2021. A reception will follow.

Should you choose to share your condolences by gift, in lieu of flowers, our family politely suggests you make a donation in memory of Janet Higginbotham to the American Heart Association c/o Central Ohio, PO BOX 840692, Dallas, TX 75284.

Arrangements have been entrusted to FRINGS AND BAYLIFF FUNERAL HOME, 327 W. Main Street, Tipp City, Ohio 45371.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
October 16, 2021

9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Tipp City United Methodist Church
8 W. Main St.
Tipp City, OH 45371

Memorial Service
Saturday
October 16, 2021

12:00 PM
Tipp City United Methodist Church
8 W. Main St.
Tipp City, OH 45371

Donations

American Heart Association c/o Central Ohio
PO BOX 840692, Dallas TX 75284

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