Barbara Higginbotham | Obituary | Herald Bulletin

Barbara Jean Higginbotham

ANDERSON [mdash] Barbara Jean Dunbar-Fritz-Higginbotham, 92, of Anderson, died November 19, 2022 at Anderson Community Hospital.
She was born on March 11, 1930 in Sullivan, Indiana to loving parents, the late Leslie and Mildred Dunbar.
Barbara was a graduate of Anderson High School, class of 1948. She was then married to her loving husband, William Thomas Fritz of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, who is the father of their six biological children.
She worked for Delco Remy in the quality control department for many years. She enjoyed many things in life including fishing, water skiing, being outdoors, sewing, painting, preparing wonderful food and entertaining loved ones, sharing and playing her favorite domino game, chickenfoot, hiking the trails of Mounds State Park and travelling. Always up for an adventure, she has vacationed in most of the 50 states, including Hawaii, and traveled to Holland, England and Africa.
She was extremely talented at decorating and had the most impressive flower beds.
At a young age, she competed in beauty pageants and won several titles. Known for her beautiful red hair, her ability to communicate volumes with a mere glance, and her impeccable comedic timing, knowing her meant loving her and she was such a blessing to those she loved.
She was a proud supporter of the La Leche League. She went to Washington DC in 1976 to support women’s and children’s rights and family values ​​and has always been committed to what America and its Constitution stand for.
Barbara had a magnetic personality, never met a stranger and loved having conversations and making real and meaningful connections with people of all kinds.
Twenty-six years ago, after life events and loss, she was re-introduced to her high school sweetheart, Forrest Higginbotham, whom she married and had a wonderful love affair with and was very active in many church ministries. She was so strong in her faith in her Savior Jesus Christ and her faith was at the center of everything for her. She was truly one of a kind and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Barbara is survived by her husband Forrest Higginbotham; Children, Connie Barlow (Roger), Vicky Fritz, Timothy Scott Fritz, Amy Jo Ellis (Roy), Timothy Lee Higginbotham, Thomas Presnell Higginbotham (Debra), David Scott Higginbotham (Evelyn), Melissa Jane Constantinou (Kleanthis); Grandchildren, Heather, India, Israel, Natasha, Lydia, Seth, Henry “Sol”, William, Taylor, Macy, Timothy, Jeremy, Paul, Ruth, Todd, Mark, Andrew, John, Stephen and Laura; 18 great-grandchildren; and brother, Dan Dunbar (Mary).
Her parents listed above preceded her in death; son Barry Allen Fritz; son, Thomas Gregory Fritz; grandson, Jeremy; and sister Anna.
In recognition of this Thanksgiving holiday week and the travel burden of this season, a private Celebration of Life will be videotaped and distributed at a later date.

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