Sheldon Higgins

5/22/2014

Sheldon Oren Higgins, 72, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

Sheldon Oren Higgins, 72, died Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

He was born Sept. 24, 1941, to Robert and Jan Higgins and Reinnie Harrington Higgins.

He had lived in Hutchinson since 1988, retiring from Jackson's Ice Cream after 12 years of service. After retiring, he started his own business, Truecolor Handyman.

On April 13, 1981, he married Sandra Rae Arbuckle at Gainesville, Texas. She survives. Other survivors include sons, Robert and wife Shelly Smith of Bend, Ore., Bryan and wife Mary Higgins of Moore, Okla., and Curtis Arbuckle of Aurora, Colo.; a daughter, Kerri and husband Jeff Powers of Garden City; a sister and two brothers of California; six grandchildren; and his beloved constant companion dog, Dude. He was preceded in death by his parents, his stepmother and a daughter-in-law, Laura Arbuckle.

By his request, cremation will take place and no service is to be held in his memory.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter or Children's Miracle Network, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

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