Olive Higley

Olive I Higley (Kout)

Sunday, August 10th, 1941 - Saturday, November 21st, 2020
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Olive I. Higley, 79, of Nortonville, KS died on Saturday, November 21, 2020 at the Stormont-Vail Hospital, Topeka, KS.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, Nov. 27th, 2020 at the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church with Rev. Bob Carter, officiating. Burial will follow in the Nortonville Cemetery. The family request masks are worn and social distancing be followed for a brief visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the church and may be sent in care of the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home who is handling the arrangements. Remembrances and condolences may be left online at

Olive was born on August 10, 1941 in Horton Kansas the daughter of Henry and Daisy (Pike) Kout. She graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1959. She attended the University of Kansas and later graduated from Missouri-Western University with a degree in Accounting & Computers. Olive had worked in the accounting department for Exchange National Bank and then as a computer software installer for banks. She retired from accounting and computer dept for Country Club Bank in Lawrence and Kansas City. She was a member of the Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church. Olive enjoyed cooking, making dinner rolls, sewing, reading, and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

She was married to James “Jim” Higley, on Jan. 31, 1960. He survives of the home in Nortonville. Additional survivors include a son William ‘Allan” (Karlene) HIgley, Nortonville, KS, a daughter Gina “Beth” (Jeff) Martin, Melbourne, FL, five grandchildren; Jesse, Jentry, Ali, Broderick, McCall and seven great grandchildren, Mylie, Linkyn, Riley, Nyla, Neve, Olivia, and Carley. Her parents, a brother Walter Kout, and sisters Betty Farris, and Virginia Young preceded her in death.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, November 27th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Friday, November 27th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church
    19861 Osage Rd
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  • Service

    Friday, November 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Friday, November 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Nortonville Pleasant Grove Christian Church
    19861 Osage Rd
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    Masks and social distancing are requested for both visitation and service.
    Rev. Bob Carter
  • Interment

    Nortonville Cemetery
    600 Railroad Street
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Private Condolence

Rich and Louise Wieman

Posted at 03:58pm
Uncle Jim, Alan, Beth, spouses, and grandchildren, our prayer of comfort to you all today and the days ahead. We are saddened by this news, but we know she is celebrating in heaven with all her siblings and parents! What a reunion they must be having! I loved my visits with Aunt Olive and you, Uncle Jim. May you find comfort in all the love we feel for you and all your family!!!!🙏🏼

Denise Bixby

Posted at 01:51pm
Jim, Allan, and Beth: Love and prayer for your family as you mourn the loss of your wife and mom. May you feel the comforting presence of our Lord as you face the days ahead.

Paul and Elouise Martin

Posted at 10:50am
Our sincere sympathy to Jim and family May precious memories comfort all of you during this difficult time.

Camille Westermann Schoettlin

Posted at 10:23am
Reminiscing great times with Jim and Olive. A very special couple that were always so gracious and caring. Thoughts and prayers go to Jim and his family at this time of their loss

Becky Hawk

Posted at 10:53pm
Olive attended Kansas University when I and Peggy Taliaferro were students there. Often on Fridays she was so kind to give us a ride back to Effingham. We both ended up working at Exchange Bank together. Always had a smile.

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