June I. Higdon, 86

APRIL 14, 1926-DEC. 2, 2012

December 03, 2012
  • June I. Higdon
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June I. (Lowman) Higdon, 86, of Brownsville, Md., passed from this life Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at her home while surrounded by her family.

Born April 14, 1926, in Brownsville, she was the daughter of the late Roy Ellsworth and Mabel Josephine (Hoffmaster) Lowman.

She was a member of the Class of 1944 at Boonsboro High School and joined the Cadet Nursing Program with Washington County Hospital, graduating in 1947 as a registered nurse.

June was a member of Brownsville Church of the Brethren, where she served as a deaconess and was a member of the Golden Rule Fellowship, the Senior Citizens Group and the Quilting Circle.

She was a homemaker and worked as a private-duty nurse for family and friends in the valley. She also had worked as a shopkeeper at the Armory House in Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

June was dedicated to her family and church, and served the community of Pleasant Valley her entire life.

She is survived by her loving husband, Leonard “Pete” U. Higdon of Brownsville; four children, Jean C. Rohr and husband, V. Timothy, of Sharpsburg, Md., Joan C. Howell of Needmore, Pa., Jennifer L. Carey of Brownsville, and Leonard “Lenny” E. Higdon and wife, Marcie, of Brownsville; one sister, Judith L. Wheeler of Aberdeen, Md.; and two brothers, F.W. Lowman of Summerville, S.C., and Dale L. Lowman of New Windsor, Md. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Knoxville, Md. Final resting-place ceremonies will follow at Brownsville Heights Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The family also will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to the Scholarship Fund at Brownsville Church of the Brethren, 1911 Rohrersville Road, Knoxville, MD 21758; or to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Expressions of sympathy may be offered to the family at

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