Bernard W. Higgs, 71, of North Vernon, died at 10:17 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.
A celebration of life will be conducted at 6 p.m. Saturday at Butlerville Mennonite Church with the Rev. Dale Boyd officiating. In keeping with Bernard's wishes cremation is planned.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Barrett Higgs of North Vernon; three children, Rosalie Paul of North Carolina, William "Billy" Higgs of North Vernon and Michelle Milligan of Indianapolis; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three brothers, Tom Higgs and Jerry Higgs, both of Florida, and Stanley Higgs of Pennsylvania.
Arrangements were made by Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Butlerville Mennonite Church, 4750 East County Road 300N, North Vernon, IN 47265, or to the American Cancer Society, 4567 Progress Drive, Columbus, IN 47201.