Alice Caroline Higgins Sargent, 77, of Belpre, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at Harmar Place in Marietta, Ohio, surrounded by family.
Alice was born on April 19, 1936, in Cairo, W.Va., the daughter of John and Vicky Higgins. She raised her family in Belpre, with Denzil (Dennie), her husband of 50 years, who passed away in 2005. Alice was also preceded in death by her sister Virginia, her infant son. Mitchell and her infant grandson, Andrew.
Alice was Mother to Russ Jackson, Teresa Hamrick, Dennis Sargent, Beth Sargent, Mark Sargent and Lori O'Connell. Mother-In- Law to Dee Jackson, DeWayne Hamrick, Kathy Sargent, Jane Sargent, and Sean O'Connell. Alice had 17 grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. Alice is also survived by her sisters, Frances (Pat) Lane. Laura Clark and her brother, Ralph Higgins.
Alice attended Mountain State College after raising her children. She loved the farm, scenic drives and good long walks in the woods. The taste of her pumpkin, pecan and apple pies will live on forever.
Visitation will be at Leavitts Funeral Home in Belpre, Ohio, on Saturday May 18 at 10 a.m. with services to follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in the Rockland Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank all of the in-home caregivers, Apple Tree Assisted Living, The Haven Unit at the Harmar Place, The O'Neill Center and Hospice.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Alice to The O'Neill Center 333 Fourth St, Marietta, OH 45750 or The Alzheimer's Association West Virginia Chapter, 1218 Market St., Parkersburg, W.Va. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.leavittfuneralhome.com.