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Peggy Higgins Cover

Stuart, Florida

July 4, 1928 - May 10, 2024

Peggy Higgins Cover Obituary

PEGGY HIGGINS COVER

July 4, 1928 – May 10, 2024


Peggy Higgins Cover, age 95, of Stuart, Florida went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2024. She was born in Salem, Ohio to Orrick and Mary (Cope) Robinson on July 4, 1928, and was immediately confronted with a family struggle that would be typical for her early years. Her parents could not agree upon a name for her, so she was given both a legal name, Adah May Robinson, and a familiar name by which she was always known, Peggy. She attended school in Salem, but did not graduate with her high school class, rather she took a hiatus near the end of 10th grade to help with her family’s expenses. Returning to school and earning her GED in 1988 was one of her proudest accomplishments. She often said it was her 60th birthday present to herself. Peggy’s personality was typified by her fierce independence and her willingness to work jobs, some of them very hard ones.


Peggy had a brief marriage that ended in divorce before marrying Benson (Bus) Leroy Higgins with whom she had five children. Peggy attended First Christian Church and did her best to ensure all of the kids went as well. After Bus’s death in 1978 she learned how to drive. She was 49 at the time and enjoyed the freedom of driving for over 35 years. Later she married Robert Bruce Cover after which they left Salem and relocated to Florida in 1981. The Salem years were often difficult for Peggy, and though life in Florida was not always easy, the move provided a bit of a reboot and many of her last years there were comfortable and refreshing. Though she sometimes missed Salem, she always spoke of how thankful she was to live in Florida. This was especially true of the 14 years she lived at Pine Lake Village where she socialized almost every day with friends at the swimming pool and took several cruises with her friends. For years after moving Peggy worked several jobs serving as an excellent care giver to the elderly clients she worked for. After a heart procedure in 2018 she left the mobile home park and moved into the Solaris Health Care Parkway in Stuart at which she received excellent care. She resided there until she entered her eternal rest.


Peggy is survived by her five children, Elaine Higgins and her husband Antonio Baez Martinez of Houston, Texas; Daniel Higgins of Alliance, Ohio; Carey and Lisa Higgins of Springfield, Missouri; Barbara Higgins of Azel, Texas and David Higgins of Evans Georgia. She is also survived by her sister Janet Osborn of Frederick, Maryland as well as stepchildren Robyn Lovoi of Palm City, Florida, Michael Cover of Salem, Ohio, a very special niece Kathleen Schmid of Naperville, Illinois and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other family members. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and a sister Joan Schmid of Salem.


Prior to dementia taking its toll on Peggy’s memory, she was asked what she wanted people to remember about her and she had two very specific things; how much she loved the Lord and how much she loved her children. A memorial service in Peggy’s honor will be held on Thursday June 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church in Springfield, Missouri with her son, Rev. Carey Higgins officiating.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Peggy Higgins Cover hosted by All County Funeral Home & Crematory.

PEGGY HIGGINS COVER

July 4, 1928 – May 10, 2024


Peggy Higgins Cover, age 95, of Stuart, Florida went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2024. She was born in Salem, Ohio to Orrick and Mary (Cope) Robinson on July 4, 1928, and was immediately confronted with a family struggle that would be typical for her early years. Her parents could not agree upon a name for her, so she was given both a legal name, Adah May Robinson, and a familiar name by which she was always known, Peggy. She attended school in Salem, but did not graduate with her high school class, rather she took a hiatus near the end of 10th grade to help with her family’s expenses. Returning to school and earning her GED in 1988 was one of her proudest accomplishments. She often said it was her 60th birthday present to herself. Peggy’s personality was typified by her fierce independence and her willingness to work jobs, some of them very hard ones.


Peggy had a brief marriage that ended in divorce before marrying Benson (Bus) Leroy Higgins with whom she had five children. Peggy attended First Christian Church and did her best to ensure all of the kids went as well. After Bus’s death in 1978 she learned how to drive. She was 49 at the time and enjoyed the freedom of driving for over 35 years. Later she married Robert Bruce Cover after which they left Salem and relocated to Florida in 1981. The Salem years were often difficult for Peggy, and though life in Florida was not always easy, the move provided a bit of a reboot and many of her last years there were comfortable and refreshing. Though she sometimes missed Salem, she always spoke of how thankful she was to live in Florida. This was especially true of the 14 years she lived at Pine Lake Village where she socialized almost every day with friends at the swimming pool and took several cruises with her friends. For years after moving Peggy worked several jobs serving as an excellent care giver to the elderly clients she worked for. After a heart procedure in 2018 she left the mobile home park and moved into the Solaris Health Care Parkway in Stuart at which she received excellent care. She resided there until she entered her eternal rest.


Peggy is survived by her five children, Elaine Higgins and her husband Antonio Baez Martinez of Houston, Texas; Daniel Higgins of Alliance, Ohio; Carey and Lisa Higgins of Springfield, Missouri; Barbara Higgins of Azel, Texas and David Higgins of Evans Georgia. She is also survived by her sister Janet Osborn of Frederick, Maryland as well as stepchildren Robyn Lovoi of Palm City, Florida, Michael Cover of Salem, Ohio, a very special niece Kathleen Schmid of Naperville, Illinois and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other family members. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, her husbands and a sister Joan Schmid of Salem.


Prior to dementia taking its toll on Peggy’s memory, she was asked what she wanted people to remember about her and she had two very specific things; how much she loved the Lord and how much she loved her children. A memorial service in Peggy’s honor will be held on Thursday June 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Grace Church in Springfield, Missouri with her son, Rev. Carey Higgins officiating.


To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Peggy Higgins Cover hosted by All County Funeral Home & Crematory.

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