Lou Ann Huggins, 84, daughter of Roy and Muree (Miller) Ahrens, was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Sac City. She passed away Monday, Jan. 15, 2024 at the New Homestead in Guthrie Center.

Lou Ann graduated from Osceola High School in 1958. On May 31, 1958, she married Donald Huggins in Osceola. They made their home for a short time in Osceola. They then lived in several communities around Panora until 1977, when they moved to Missouri. Lou Ann worked as a CNA for many years before retiring in 1989. In 1990, they moved to Panora, and on April 1, 1991, they opened up Don’s Bait & Tackle Shop and operated this for the next 11 years.

Lou Ann enjoyed being with her family, especially her grandchildren, working with the public at the bait shop, doing puzzle books, going on Branson trips in the summer and watching the Kansas City Chiefs football and St. Louis Cardinals baseball games.

Lou Ann is survived by her daughter, Kim Huggins of Panora; sons, Steve Huggins of Forsyth, Missouri, and Jeff (Linda) Huggins of Guthrie Center; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Cindy Huggins; sister, Kay (Dennis) Chaney of Osceola; and sisters-in-law, Marilyn Ahrens, Wanda Chase, Joanne Huggins, and Sandra Huggins; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald; sons, Kelly and Kevin; granddaughters, Emily Mae and Taylor; great-granddaughter, London Ann; and brothers, Don and his wife Doris, and Pete.

Funeral services were at 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 22, 2024, at the Twigg Funeral Home, Panora. Burial in the West Linn Cemetery, near Linden. Visitation was one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be left to the family.