Lynne M. Higgins, 60, of North Platte passed away Friday, Aug. 30 at home with her husband, Jim, at her side.

Lynne was born April 14, 1959 to Charles and Katherine Ritter in Salina, Kan.

She graduated from Sacred Heart High School and later attended Kansas State University and Marymount College in Salina.

Lynne began her career in the medical field at St. John’s Hospital in Salina. After the birth of her only child, John, Lynne settled in North Platte in 1990. She worked at Great Plains Medical Center as the director of health information management and other positions.

She later worked for Quadra Med and Nuance Corporation as a project manager. Lynne retired in 2017.

In 2001 Lynne met her future husband, Jim Higgins. They were united in marriage on Dec. 8, 2010.

Lynne is survived by her father, Charles; husband, Jim, sons, John (Stevie) Handlin and Douglas Higgins; daughter, Amy (Matty) Lynch; grandchildren, Declynne Handlin, Quinn Lynch, and Matthew Lynch; brothers Dr. Charles A, (Cheryl) Ritter, Michael P. (Chris) Ritter, and twin sister, Laura (Randy) Reid.

Lynne was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine.

A Mass of Christian burial will be conducted on Thursday, Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, preceded by a rosary recital at 9:30 a.m. Lynne will be laid to rest beside her mother at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Salina on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 11 a.m.

Carpenter Memorial Chapel is in care of funeral arrangements.

The family requests that memorial donations be made in Lynne’s name to the Callahan Cancer Center at North Platte Regional Medical Center. Online condolences may be shared at