Roby — Barbara Higgins Sheffield, age 70, of Roby, Texas, passed away Friday, April 19, 2013, at Hendrick Medical Center in Abilene. Services will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, April 22, 2013, at the First Baptist Church of Baird, with Rev. Ollie Wilburn and Rev. Jimmy Hatcher officiating. Interment will follow in Ross Cemetery Annex in Baird. Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. A visitation with family took place from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home in Baird.
Barbara was born on August 14, 1942, in San Diego, Calif., to Robert Melroy and Lela Mae Chatham Higgins. She graduated from Baird High School and lived in Callahan County until 1995 when she moved to Roby. Barbara and Ron Sheffield married Nov. 23, 1995 in Sweetwater. She had been office manager for Dr. Don McCollom and was a member of the Rhema Valley Family Church in Sweetwater.
Barbara loved her grandchildren and was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and a good friend to many.
She is survived by her husband, Ron, of Roby; three sons, Kerry Skinner of Baird, Brad Sheffield of Seattle, Wash. and Derrick Sheffield of San Antonio; two daughters, Tammy Schneider of Wilton, Iowa and Tracy Weaver of Sweetwater; one brother, Jimmy Roy Higgins of Baird; 13 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her daughter, Robyn Michelle Skinner; and two brothers, Tommy and Johnny Higgins.