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“Caren....I am so sorry for your loss. I understand, unfortunately, how you feel. My prayers are with you and yours. I am thinking of you!! ”
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Ann W. Higley died March 11, 2017 at Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Society, Prophetstown, Illinois after a long battle with cancer.

Ann was born in 1931 to Keith and Jessie Warner, Prophetstown, IL. She married Robert M. Higley in June 1950 in Sterling.

She was employed as a librarian clerk at Sterling Public Library prior to her retirement. Ann was an avid reader, enjoyed gardening and solving challenging crossword puzzles. Her greatest avocation was researching the genealogy of the Warner family.

Survivors include her daughters, Cindy (Scott) Jacoby of Belle, MO and Caren (Kenny) Smith of Rock Falls; son, Bruce Higley of Sterling; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; siblings; daughter, Cathy Landis; grandson and granddaughter.

As per Ann's request, there will be no service. Cremation rites have been accorded. Arrangements by McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.

A memorial has been established to Prophets Riverview Good Samaritan Society, 310 Mosher Dr., Prophetstown, IL 61277.