Patricia Lynn Higgins, 71, of Venango passed away on November 16, 2023, at The Grove at Greenville. Patty was born on July 2, 1952, in Meadville, daughter of the late John William Bausch and Shirley Lasher Bausch. She graduated from Cambridge Springs High School with the class of 1970. On February 24, 1973, Patty married Ben Higgins. Patty was a crossing guard for the Meadville School District for several years and enjoyed crocheting, baking, solving cross word puzzles and playing bingo. She will be remembered as a caring and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. 

     She was preceded in death by son, William Benjamin Higgins, sister Shelley Bausch, and son-in-law Timothy Johnson. 

     Survivors include husband Ben Higgins, daughter Jennifer Garnett and her husband Thomas of Conneautville, daughter Marsha Dalynn Johnson of Venango, son Benjamin Higgins of Linesville, daughter Jessica Ann Higgins of Meadville, sister Paulette Klinginsmith of Venango, brother John Bausch and his wife Kathy of Venango, grandchildren: Derek, Jeremiah, and Vincent Garnett; Eliott, Patrick, and Daymin Johnson; Rori, Reagan, Riley, Caleb, and Willow Higgins; Brandi, Jazmin, and Halee Mattocks; great grandchildren: Dalynn Johnson, Lennyx Burdick, and soon to be born Axle Davis. 

     Friends are invited to visit with the family on Wednesday, November 22, at 10 am at Van Matre Funeral Home, Cambridge Springs.