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Sylvia B. HicksSylvia B. Hicks, 90, of Lancaster, passed away Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Pickering House. She was born in Knott County, Kentucky on February 25, 1926 and was the daughter of Nathaniel and Rosie Bolen. Sylvia was a homemaker, cook and quilter. She has made hundreds of quilts. She attended a two room school house and rode a horse to school when the weather was bad. Her father owned a general store in Kentucky where she worked growing up. She attended the Old Regular Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death are her parents; husband of 54 years, Joshua Hicks; daughter Bonnie Shumaker and her siblings, Ford, Edison and June Bolen.
She is survived by her children and their spouses, Donald (Elizabeth) Hicks of Jackson, Ronald (Teresa) Hicks of Lancaster, Connie (Russ) Bennett of Amanda, Paul (Sheila) Hicks of Lancaster, Sharon (Timothy) Binkley of Lancaster, Scott (Robyn Watkins) of Columbus and Michael (Sherrie) Hicks of Amanda; 15 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren with a great-great granddaughter on the way; sister, Judy Thomas of Jackson and many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
A grave side service will held 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Marcum Memorial Cemetery, 45215 Newsome Rd., Vinton, Ohio 45686. Friends may call 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Pickering House, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 in Sylviaâs memory. The family would like to thank the warm and caring staff, we felt Mom was comfortable and in very good hands.
Dear Connie & family, Please know that I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my mom almost 7 years ago & there is not a day that goes by that she is in my thoughts. Always remember the wonderful memories & hold tight to them. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Judy (Jackson) Johnson Jul 24 2016 12:00 AM
My deepest condolences to the Hicks family, may you find comfort in prayer and the beautiful words of Revelation 21:3,4 where God promises us that He will soon eliminate all death and suffering.
Elda Jul 23 2016 12:00 AM
Sylvia has been missed in Kentucky as she and Audrey would make there trips together each year to visit family. I feel Sylvia is resting in the arms of our Lord and Salvior with Josh today. My heart goes out to each and every one of you children, grandchildren and great grandchildren as things will not be the same hereafter. I have loss both of my parents in the last sixteen years and there is no one now to talk with to get advise or comfort when I need it as being an only child it has been tough but God has helped me get through. Children keep together and comfort each other when they need it. May the Lord bless each one of you today and in the future. Love forever Cousin Barbara
Barbara (Bolen) Cox Jul 20 2016 12:00 AM
My heart goes out to the family....a very close knit family that will support one another during this time of grief. She was a very sweet wonderful lady & she will be missed by many...
Minnett (Adkins) Steele Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM
Just to let you know you're thought of with a sad heart and fond memories of Sylvia. Prayers to all the family in your time of sorrow.
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