On Tuesday, August 5, 2014, Regina S. (Higgs) Sayre, age 62, died at MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center in Clinton, MD. She and her husband, Tim, have lived in Lusby, MD for 23 years. She is predeceased by her father, Earl A. Higgs of Martins Ferry, OH.
Regina was born on December 27, 1951. She grew up in a family of six in Martins Ferry, OH and graduated high school in 1970. She received her BA in Elementary Education from Alderson Broaddus College in 1974 and her Masters of Arts from West Virginia University in 1978. On June 17, 1989, Regina married Tim Sayre in Grafton, WV. She has enjoyed being an elementary school teacher for 40 years. The loving discipline and structured day in her classroom resulted in love from students and parents, and respect from fellow teachers. For the past 20 years Regina taught at The King’s Christian Academy in Callaway, MD. She enjoyed working in a Christian environment that glorified God and gave instruction from the perspective of a Biblical Worldview. In her spare time Regina enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, long walks with her husband, especially in Solomon’s, MD, arts & crafts, reading, sewing, gardening, and outdoor activities. She was very devoted to family and friends.
Regina is survived by her husband of 25 years, Tim Sayre; mother, Lucille Higgs, of Martins Ferry, sister, Carol Higgs of Philadelphia, PA; brothers, Earl Robert Higgs of Burke Centre, VA; and Gary L. Higgs of Dillonvale, OH. She is also survived by numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends at Heslop Funeral Home, 415 Walnut St., Martins Ferry on Wednesday, August 27th from 2 to 4 pm & 6 to 8 pm, where services will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 10:00 am with Pastor John Oliver officiating. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry, OH.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund (the KCA Regina Sayre Memorial Fund) has been set up to help offset the construction debt of The King’s Christian Academy. Tax deductible contributions may be made to The King’s Christian Academy and mailed to 20738 Point Lookout Road, Callaway, MD 20620. It needs to be designated to the Regina Sayre Memorial fund in the memo section of the check.
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