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Jeffrey V. "Jeff" Higginson   

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[July 30, 2017]  FANCY PRAIRIE - Jeffrey Vaughn Higginson, 58, of Fancy Prairie, passed away July 10, 2017, at his home.

Service: A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Lincoln Christian Church, be sure to wear Cubs gear!

Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home

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Jeffrey Vaughn Higginson, 58, of Fancy Prairie, passed away July 10, 2017, at his home.

Cremation rites have been accorded by Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, July 21, 2017, at Lincoln Christian Church, be sure to wear Cubs gear!

Jeff was born February 6, 1959, in Peoria, the son of Orville and Nancy (Perisho) Higginson. He married Julie Wetherholt on June 22, 1991, in Lowell, IN.

He was a 1981 graduate of Lincoln Christian College and went on to serve in Youth Ministry for over 25 years.

Jeff began his service at Inner City Mission in Springfield in the summer of 1997 and served until 2014 as the Director of Social Services. He was involved in more than 120 camps during his ministry years. Jeff was the founder of JHB (Jeff Higginson Band), which raised over $30,000.00 for Inner City Mission while leading worship. He was a gifted guitarist, CUBS fan extraordinaire, and follower of Christ. He loved his family, his friends, and the people that God placed in his path.

Survivors include: his wife Julie Higginson of Fancy Prairie, son Jason (Elizabeth) Wetherholt of Greenwood, IN, daughter Brienna Higginson of Springfield, grandchildren Katelyn and Allison Wetherholt; and siblings; Pam (Gary) Smith of Pekin, Randy (Sue) Higginson of Pekin, Craig (Pam) Higginson of Morton, and Melanie (Dennis) Broombaugh of Pekin.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father.

Donations can be made to help defray end of life expenses for the family at www.youcaring.com/jeff-higginson-565111.

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