Margaret Higgins, 88, of Centertown, MO, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at the Adams Street Place in Jefferson City. She was born in Jefferson City MO, on December 24, 1924, to John and Tina (Smallwood) Rupert. On May 31, 1947, Margaret was united in marriage in Kansas City, KS. to Charles "Bud" G. Higgins, who preceded her in death. In 1988 Margaret retired from MO. Department of Conservation. She was a member of the Centertown Baptist Church, where she served on several committees and taught Sunday school for many years. Margaret loved to china paint and quilt and was a member of the Jefferson City China Club and American Legion Post 531 quilting club. She was also a member of the New Bloomfield Eastern Star and served on the Centertown School Board. Margaret's greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and watching them in sporting events. She is survived by one son Mark R. Higgins and wife Peggy of Jefferson City, one sister Mary Lou Lyon and husband Bob of Columbia, Chase Higgins and wife Leann of Wardsville, Cody Higgins and wife Bailey of Blue Springs MO; one great-granddaughter, Hadley Higgins and one great-grandson, Jace Higgins. She was preceded in death by one son, David C. Higgins in May 1999 and one brother Joel (Sonny) Rupert. Funeral Services will be held on Friday October 4, 2013 at Centertown Baptist Church. Interment was at Centertown Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the Centertown Baptist Church c/o Bowlin-Cantriel Home 100 S. Oak St. California MO. 65018. Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California, MO.