She was born March 25, 1942, in Putnam County, the daughter of Levi Grigsby and Nellie Waddle.
On Oct. 24, 1959, she married Thomas Wayne Higgins Sr. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2005.
Myra attended the Church of Our Lord Jesus. She enjoyed crocheting, working in her flowers, listening to gospel music and visiting with friends and family at her picnic table. She was a loving mom, grandma and great-grandma.
Survivors include her children Donna Higgins and Kenny, Hawkinsville, Ga., Tommy Higgins Jr. and wife Cindy, Brazil, Cyrilla Sue Croy and husband Ivan, Greencastle, and Linda Vester and husband Allan, West Terre Haute, 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, brothers Ross Eugene Allen (Diane), New York, John Allen (Pumpkin), Jim Butts (Peggy), Brazil, Michael "Rusty" Knoy, Bloomington, and Leonard Morris, sisters Julia Burns (Wayne), Greencastle, Doris Cooksey (Roger), Carbon, Norma Weaver (Tom), Indianapolis, Mary Myers (Irving), Virginia, Eva Mae Leming (Steve), Michigan, Debbie Greenlea, Crawfordsville and Judy Knight, South Carolina, many nieces and nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, step-parents Ross Allen and Frieda Allen, husband Thomas Higgins Sr., brother Stanley Allen, sister Janice Grigsby Williams, brother Joseph Butts and grandson Ivan Dwayne Croy Jr.
At her request, cremation will take place. The family will hold a memorial service and burial of the ashes at a later date.
Charitable contributions should be made to organizations, which help children, for this was very special to Myra.
French Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements. Post a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.