Shirley A. Higbie, age 84, a New Castle resident, passed away Friday, September 24, 2021 at Henry Community Health. She was born April 23, 1937 in Fayette County, Indiana, a daughter of the late Hershel and Rosa Foster May.
She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Teaching and was a teacher for several years. She had also worked in retail stores. She loved family activities and music. Shirley played piano for Sunday School at Foursquare Gospel Church where she was a member. She also played piano for Raintree Assisted Living. Shirley was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking for family and friends. She was known and loved by neighborhood children whom she baked holiday cookies for every year.
Left to cherish her loving memory include a daughter, Vicky Newsom (Rob) of Phoenix, Arizona; two sons, Jon Higbie, Jr., of Atlanta, Georgia, Vernon Higbie of Greenfield, Indiana; three grandchildren, Clay Newsom, John Higbie, III., William Higbie; a step-grandchild, Slater Rush; a great-granddaughter, Lauren Elizabeth Higbie; special niece, Cheryl Holliday; special nephew, Dan Holliday.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Betty.
Friends may call 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Macer-Hall-Marcum & Moffitt Funeral Home, 2011 East Broad Street, New Castle. Funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home with Reverend Jim Becker officiating. Burial will be at Milton Cemetery at a later date. Funeral directors and staff are honored to serve the Higbie family. Online condolences may be made at