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Frances P. Higley, 76, of Sterling, died on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford. Frances was born on January 7, 1946 in Sterling, the daughter of William and Ella (Bonnell) DeLeary. She married Bernard J. Higley Sr. on December 9, 1964 in Morrison. He preceded her in death on November 2, 2009. She was employed at G.E. for 27 years. Frances had a great love for her family, including her dogs.

Survivors include one daughter, Ella Higley-Ranjel, one son, BJ (Stephanie) Higley of Lanark; grandchildren; great grandchildren; two sisters; and "The Beagles," Copper and Lizzie.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband.

Cremation rites will be accorded. In honor of Frances's wishes, no services will be held.