1927 - 2016

Rena Clare Higdon, 89, of Marquette Heights, passed away at 8:47 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016, at Amy’s Country Manor in Pekin.

Born April 12, 1927, in St. Louis, Mo., to William and Eva Clare Myers Hatfield. She married Don Higdon Nov. 19, 1944, in Hannibal, Mo. He survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Rene (Don) Westlake of Morton; one son, Larry (Faye) Higdon of Okeechobee, Fla.; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Barnes of New London, Mo.; and one brother, William Hatfield of Washington.

She was preceded in death by one sister and one granddaughter.

Rena worked for Caterpillar Inc. for over 25 years, retiring in 1982.

She loved hosting Sunday dinners and events for her family. She also loved gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting and traveling.

Rena was a member of Pekin Bible Church where her funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8. The Rev.Chad Nightingale will officiate. Visitation will be from 10 until 10:45 a.m. at the church.

Burial will be at a later date in Grandview Cemetery in Hannibal, Mo.

Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Amy’s Country Manor, 2949 S. 14th St., Pekin, IL 61554 or to Pekin Bible Church, 2405 Court St., Pekin, IL 61554.

To offer condolences online, visit www.preston-hanley.com.