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Ina Ruth Higginbotham, 88, Russell Springs, KY (1933-2021)

Ina Ruth Higginbotham of Russell Springs passed away Wednesday, September 15, 2021, at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. She was 88 years old.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30pmCT on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Lawless Cemetery, Jamestown, KY, with Roger Higginbotham officiating.

Visitation will be held from NoonCT until 2pmCT on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at Wilson Funeral Home, 391 East Steve Wariner Drive, Russell Springs, KY.

She was born on Friday, April 7, 1933, in Jamestown, Kentucky, the daughter of the late Ora Williams Lawless and the late Earl Lawless.

Survivors include:
  • Two daughters: Sharon HIll, spouse Barry, of Russell Springs KY, and Sandra Leach, spouse Robert, of Russell Springs KY
  • A Son, Roger Higginbotham, of Russell Springs KY.
  • Two sisters: Barbara Jenkins, of Indianapolis IN, and Gladys Fowler, of Chandler NC
  • Four brothers: Rollin Lawless, of Russell Springs KY, Herman Lawless, of Noblesville IN, Lilbert Lawless, of Indianapolis IN, and Phillip Loy Lawless, of Harrah OK
  • One grandson
  • Two great-grandchildren
She was a housekeeper and laundry worker with Fairoaks Nursing Home in Jamestown and member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Jamestown. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Rester Higginbotham, 3 brothers, Willie Logan Lawless, Bobby Lawless and Ray Lawless.

Wilson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Ina Ruth Higginbotham, 88, Russell Springs, KY (1933-2021)

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