Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Robert B. Higgins, 86, of Olathe, Kan., passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, at the Kansas City Hospice House. A memorial service will be held at 11a.m. Thursday, March 15, at the Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home, Olathe Chapel.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Inurnment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Kansas City, Mo.

Bob was born Jan. 27, 1926, in Fort Scott, Kan., to Walter and Gertrude Higgins. He was a proud WWII Army veteran. He retired from the United States Postal Service after 36 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Charles.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen Higgins of the home; daughter Robin Maggard (Doug) and granddaughter Brandy Thomasson (Jeff) and three great-grandchildren, Bailey, Jake and Brooklyn; sister Betty Harp and four nephews, Charles, Michael, James and Dennis Harp. To leave a special message for the family, visit online at