Russell Lloyd Higgins, 82, one of eight children of Ross Higgins and Elsie Yoder Higgins, was born Dec. 10, 1922, at Boulder, Ill. He died Sept. 12, 2005, at Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla.Mr. Higgins was a retired veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving from Nov. 7, 1942, to Dec. 31, 1964. He was a surgical technician during World War II and the Korean War.He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Pete and Gene; and one sister, Lois Mooch Aerosmith.Surviving are two children, Mona Lisa Higgins of Lake Wales, Fla., and Dennis James Higgins of Wright City; one brother, Bob Higgins of Raymondville; three sisters, Mabel Berry of Carlyle, Ill., Patt Wynn of Salem, Ill., and Norma Pauline Rowen of Raymondville; a grandson, step-grandson and grandchildren.Graveside services are 2:30 Friday at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. The body will lie in state from 11 a.m. to 4 o’clock today (Thursday) at the Evans Funeral Home Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rusty Higgins Fund. “

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