Obituary: Velna Darlene Higgins

April 8, 1937 – June 20, 2022

Velna Darlene Higgins, 85, of Bedford, passed away at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, June 20, 2022, at Stonebridge Health Campus.

Born April 8, 1937, in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Louis and Leonoka (Mayfield) Hutchings. She married Major W. David Higgins on March 5, 1960, and he preceded her in death on November 27, 2013. She retired as an officer for the Salvation Army after 40 years of service.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Vanlandingham; a son, David Higgins, and wife, Stacey; six grandchildren, Heather
(Kevin) Umphress, Randy (Kirstin) Vanlandingham and David (Megan) Vanlandingham, Alli (Austin) Kerr, Bailey Higgins, and Sydney (Isaac) Hawkins: sixteen great-grandchildren; a brother, Larry (Frann) Hutchings, of Pennsacola, FL; a sister, Donna Hutchings, of Clearwater, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 24th at the First Church of God in Bedford with Major
Betty Bender and Pastor Travis Inman officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 23rd at the First Church of God.

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