LIMA ó Mr. and Mrs. James R. Higgins, of Lima, will celebrate 50 years of marriage July 21, 2013. The couple request that gifts be omitted.
Higgins and the former Roberta Erskine were married July 21, 1963, at Central Christian Church, in Lima by the Rev. Lee Moore.
They are the parents of one son, Donald (Jeni) Higgins, of Columbus; and one daughter, Jane (Joey) Higgins-Walsh, of Boston, Mass. One son, David Higgins and one daughter, Julie Higgins-Knowland, are both deceased. They have one grandchild.
Higgins is retired from Ford Motor Company. His wife is retired from Butlerís Drug Store and Rite Aid Drug Store.