Helen A. Highers, 88, Carthage

CARTHAGE, NY – Helen A. Highers, 88, died peacefully Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at the Carthage Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation.

Born Aug. 28, 1930, in Lewisburg district #7 to John and Fanny Reynolds Weaver, she graduated from Carthage Augustinian Academy in 1951.

She married Ralph Highers on Dece. 27, 1951, at the St. James Catholic Church in Carthage.

She worked at various motels in the Watertown and Great Bend area her most important job was being a homemaker and assisting her husband in book keeping in his privately owned excavating business.

She was a member of the St. James Catholic Church in Carthage. She was a lifetime member of the Bassett-Baxter Post #789 American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She was a past member of the Black River

She is survived by two children, Thomas R. Highers, Plattsburgh, and Diane M. Jones, Oklahoma; a brother, Edwin Weaver, Fort Wayne, Indiana; a sister, Alice Rivers, Canandaigua; four grandchildren, 10- great-grandchildren and two step grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was predeceased by a brother, Leland Weaver, who passed away in 2018.

Calling hours will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at the Lundy Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Inc., 500 State St., Carthage. American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit #789 will be doing a service at 6:30pm.

A funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at the St. James Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the Sandhill Cemetery in Natural Bridge, NY.

Donations in her memory can be made to the St. James Catholic Church, 310 West St.,  Carthage, NY 13619.

Online condolences may be at LundyFuneralHome.com.