Lillian Frances (Gloe) Higgins, 85, of North Platte passed peacefully Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Great Plains Health.

Lillian was born in Omaha on March 2, 1933, to James and Mamie (Krysel) Keasling. Upon graduation from Tech High School, she went to work for the Tum-Pane Company at Offutt Air Force Base.

On June 7, 1952, Lillian wed Harold Alvin Gloe in Omaha. In the late ’50s they moved to North Platte. After Harold’s passing, Lillian married Darrell Lee Higgins on June 20, 1970.

On July 1, 1960, she began working for N.P.D. Telco Federal Credit Union, which eventually became Centris Federal Credit Union in 2000. In 1989, she received the Business and Professional Woman of the Year award. After 45 years of service, Lil-on-the-hill retired in 2005, but continued part-time until 2016.

She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Ruth Circle and Painting Princesses. Lillian was a literacy volunteer for RSVP and volunteered at Great Plains Health. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school, reading and baking.

Lillian was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, brother, James, and sisters, Ilene Lay, Evelyn Espersen, and Vieanne Hultquist.

Lillian is survived by her children, Cheryl and Barry Gloe of North Platte; sister, Mary Smith of Omaha; stepchildren, Jeff (Mary), Jon, Jim (Lynn) Higgins and Juli (Milt) Barnes, all of North Platte; grandchildren, Jesse (Cassi) and Kelsey (Rebecca Granillo) Gloe; step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Lutheran Church or Paws-itive Partners Humane Society. Condolences may be shared at

A celebration of life will be at a later date. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.

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