Minta Biggs


Minta Ann Biggs, 91, of Paris, and formerly of Kansas, passed away at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, at Horizon Health Paris Community Hospital. She was retired after many years as a cashier at the Kansas grocery store and had also waitressed in her younger years.

A service celebrating her life is 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Templeton Funeral Home. Burial follows in Harmony Cemetery near Oblong. Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the funeral home.

Ms. Biggs was born Jan. 30, 1927, in Grandview Township, the daughter of the late Henry C. and Mable Kemper Biggs.

 Survivors include a sister, Hazel Horseman of Paris; an extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws, including a special niece, Nancy (George) Orin of Marshall and her family.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Cleon, Roy, Leo and Levi Biggs, and three sisters, Marguerite Schiller, Ruby Day and Marjorie Downey.

Ms. Biggs was a member of the Kansas Christian Church. She was a talented gardener and cook, and enjoyed hosting family dinners for many years. She was also an avid game player, and especially enjoyed Scrabble and cards with her family and friends.

She will be remembered as a devoted and loving caregiver who always put the needs of her family ahead of her own. Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews and through the years lovingly took on the roles of mother and grandmother to them.

Memorial donations may be made to the Kansas Christian Church.

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