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ONEONTA - Marjorie M. Higgins, 93, of Oneonta passed away Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Chestnut Park Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Oneonta.
She was born April 4, 1924, in Stamford, the daughter of the late Howard J. and Mabel (Brewster) Coons.
Marjorie was a 1942 graduate of Oneonta High School.
She worked at Western Union from 1942 to 52; Wilber National Bank from 1952 to 60; and finally Building & Loan from 1960 to 72, until her retirement.
On Oct. 12, 1947, Marjorie married William C. Higgins at the First Presbyterian Church, Oneonta, officiated by Dr. Boyd McLeary. William predeceased her on May 4, 2012.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Oneonta and, at one time, a member of the Oneonta Country Club and the WGA.
Marjorie is survived by her brother, Howard Coons of Oneonta; sister-in-law, Betty Coons of Maryland; as well as several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Coons; sister-in-law, Dolores Coons; half-sisters, Mabel Myers and Marian Coons.
At Marjorie's request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Her ashes will be placed next to her husband in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
To light a candle or send an online condolence, please visit www.bookhoutfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.
Published on July 20, 2017
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