Rebecca Anne (Higgins) Fouts, Class of 1993
Rebecca Anne (Higgins) Fouts was born on July 10, 1975 in Decatur, Illinois. Two years after being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, she died peacefully at home on August 11, 2019.
She is survived by her husband of twenty-one years, Sean Fouts; her seven children, Christian (17), Abraham (15), Julia (13), Margaret (12), Veronica (10), Kateri (8), and Sara (2), her parents Patrick and Donna Higgins of Chillicothe, and her brother John (Cheryl) Higgins of St Louis, Missouri. She was preceded in death by a miscarried child Francis.
Becky graduated from the University of Dayton in 1997 and started a career as a special educator, with a special love for children with Down''s Syndrome. Upon the birth of her first child in 2002, she no longer had an employer, instead starting a 15-year career of homeschooling her own children. This led to an innumerable amount of friendships for herself and her family with other homeschoolers throughout central Ohio. She spent uncounted hours volunteering with local homeschooling cooperatives, writing events in her (paper, not electronic) calendar, and transporting her seven children to field trips, classes, scouting meetings, sports practices, church camps, and doctor appointments. While doing all of this, she also spent time as an advocate for those with epilepsy.
We kindly ask that you don''t believe or state that Becky lost her battle with cancer. Instead, with St. Paul, she has won the race. For I am already on the point of being sacrificed; the time of my departure has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. (2 Tim 4:6-8).
A visitation, starting with a Rosary, will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., on Friday, August 16, 2019 at Schoedinger Funeral Home, 5360 East Livingston Avenue, Columbus Ohio. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Philip the Apostle Church, 1573 Elaine Road, Columbus, Ohio on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. Fr. William Arnold, celebrant and Fr. Sean Dooley, con-celebrant. Christian burial will immediately follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street, Lockbourne, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to Inheritance of Hope (IOH) at inheritanceofhope.org http://inheritanceofhope.org or P.O. Box 90; Pisgah Forest, NC 28768. IOH serves families with children under 18 that are facing the death of parent. Please also donate to St. Vincent dePaul Society at 1573 Elaine Road, Columbus, OH 43227.