We are sad to announce the passing of Kathaleen Higgins, 81, of Erie, Pa. She was born in Ridgeway, Pa on December 18, 1942. Her passions in life included working with the elderly, music and singing, her numerous dogs she had over the years and the love of her family.

She started out her career in geriatrics at Battersby Convalescent Center as an Activity Director. In the 1980’s she and her husband owned and operated the Stardust Ballroom where her husband’s band, “The Dale Higgins’ Orchestra” played and she sang. She was active in the Methodist church and often sang at weddings and services.

Her next adventure brought her to Bradenton, Florida where she opened up five Adult Day Care Centers and continued to practice her faith. She returned to Erie in 2016 to be closer to her family.
In addition to her parents, Kathy is preceded in death by her husband Dale Higgins, her sister Yvonne Woodin, a brother Alvin Whipple and her Aunt Eldean Zimmerman.

She is survived by her two daughters, Dawn Marie Howell and Wendy Marie (Jamie) Stockhausen; four grandchildren, Ashley Marie (Ian) Lossie, Molly Marie (Jeff) Harvey, James (Leah) Stockhausen, and Julia Marie Stockhausen; three great grandchildren, Bruin Lossie, Barrett Lossie and Gabriel Stockhausen.