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© The Enid News and Eagle
October 3, 2011
Submitted by: Jo Aguirre

Mona Lou (Laycox) Highberger

Mona Lou (Laycox) Highberger
June 22, 1928 ~ Sept. 30, 2011

GUYMON — Mona Lou Highberger, 83, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 30, 2011, at BSA Hospital, Amarillo, Texas. She was born June 22, 1928, in Oklahoma City to Dewey and Ila Marie Lang Laycox.

At a young age, she moved to Greensburg, Kan., where she attended and graduated from Greensburg Schools in 1946.

She married Milton L. Highberger Nov. 14, 1952, in Ft. Riley, Kan. Milton passed away June 26, 2007.

The Highberger family lived in Greensburg until moving to Straight, Okla., in 1963. Mona worked at Straight schools as a cook for 11 years.

She was a faithful member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, where she was active in the choir.

The Highbergers moved into Guymon in 1984, where Mona worked as head cook for No Man's Land Senior Citizens Center.

In 2003, Mona attended art classes and Panhandle State University, Goodwell. She always enjoyed art and being around the art students.

She is survived by her children, Mike Highberger and wife Julie of Sterling, Colo., Jill Pollart and husband Andy of Syracuse, Kan., Patty Wanger and husband Rod of Stillwatrer, Okla., Tim Highberger and wife Edna or Hooker, Okla., and Joe Highberger and wife Desiree' of Enid, Okla.; 10 grandchildren, Cade and Kyle Crawford, Justin, Alisha and Shayna Highberger, Hunter McEachern, Blake Highberger, Kelsey Pollart, Tabitha Tennant and Amber Highberger; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A prayer vigil will be 7 p.m. today, Oct. 3, 2011, at St. Peter's the Apostle Church, 1220 N. Quinn, Guymon. Mass of Christian burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday morning, Oct. 4, 2011, at St. Peter's with Father Mike Wheelahan officiating. Interment will follow in Elmhurst Cemetery under the care of Henson-Novak Funeral Directors of Guymon.

Memorials may be given to St. Peter's the Apostle Catholic Church, c/o Henson-Novak Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 1306, Guymon, OK 73942.

Friends may sign the online guest book and send condollences at www.hensonnovak.com.
(Submitted by family 

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