ULYSSES - Carl Stephen Higgs, age 78, died Oct. 4, 2020, at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital in Ulysses, KS. He was born July 3, 1942, in Rocky Ford, CO, the son of Willard Carl and Frances “Shanny” Lou Anna (Coats) Higgs. Carl moved to Ulysses in 1957 from Crowley, CO. After graduating from Grant County Rural High School, Carl started farming sugar beets with his father. Carl then went on and continued farming until he retired in 2010.
Carl married Katherine Sue Allen on Sept. 1, 1962, in Ulysses, KS, she survives; other survivors include a daughter, Sherry Annis of Ulysses, KS; a son, Stephen Higgs of Ulysses, KS; brother, David Higgs of Ulysses, KS; sisters, Darla Lee Wyeno of Olney Springs, CO, Lou Ann Summers of Blackwell, OK, and Tracie Lamberson of Kennewic, WA; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Carl is preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Shelley Dawn Higgs; brother, Curtis James Higgs; sister, Janice Mary Tully.
Graveside service will be Oct. 16, 2020, at 2 p.m. at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses, KS. The service may also be viewed on Garnand Funeral Home Facebook Live. Visitation will be Oct. 15, 2020, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses, KS. Memorial contributions may be given to the First United Methodist Church in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, Kansas 67880. Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com.
Posted online on October 07, 2020