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Joanne Higeons

October 12, 1938 — October 12, 2022

Chelsea

Joanne Kathleen Higeons, 84, of Chelsea, OK passed away peacefully at her residence on October 12, 2022.

Joanne was born on October 12, 1938, in San Francisco, CA to Bernard Joseph and Josephine Matilda (Staub) Smith. In 1949, Joanne moved to Los Angeles, CA. In 1965, she moved to Temple City, CA, where she met Chester Higeons. Chester and Joanne got married on October 22, 1966, and were married for many years until Chester’s passing in 2002. She graduated from PCC with an associate degree in business. Joanne worked for 35 plus years as a receptionist in the medical field. She spent most of her life in California, before moving to Winganon in 2009.

Joanne loved the outdoors. She enjoyed traveling, planting flowers, spending time with the animals on the property and named all the pigs, goats, and cows that crossed her path.

She was preceded in death by her father; Bernard Smith, mother; Josephine Monroe and step-father James Monroe, her husband; Chester Higeons, and her niece: Cori Conklin.

Joanne is survived by her children; Greg Higeons and wife, Yan of Pompano Beach, FL and Scott Higeons and wife, Patty of Winganon, OK, her grandchildren; Brian Higeons and wife, Nicole of Fort Worth, TX, Danielle Aguilera and husband Sal of LaVerne, CA, XinXin Maxson and husband, Willis of Dallas, TX, Sarah Vaughn of Glenpool, OK, and Eric Vaughn of Tulsa, OK, her great-grandchildren; Axel Higeons of Dallas, TX, Ethan, Evan, and Lilly of LaVerne, CA. Joanne had many friends and will be thoroughly missed by all who knew her.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2022, at 11:00 am at the First Baptist Church of Talala. A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, October 19, 2022, from 5pm-7pm at the Benjamin Funeral Service Chapel. Arrangements are under the direction of Benjamin Funeral Service. Online condolences may be left at www.honoringmemories.com.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Benjamin Funeral Service Chapel

OK

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Funeral Service

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First Baptist Church

203 Oak St, Talala, OK 74080

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Interment

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Fairview Cemetery Talala, OK

, Talala, OK 74080

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