Perrysville, Ind. - Delores (Rick) Hicks, 92, of Perrysville passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 22, 2019 at her home.
Delores was born in Danville, IL, March 25, 1927 to Joseph and Esther (Lierman) Rick. She graduated from Danville High School in 1944 and worked as a bookkeeper in a dress shop downtown Danville. She met Carl Hicks of Perrysville at the Danville Roller Rink and they were married on November 27, 1947. They celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary last fall.
Delores treasured people and had a gift for making everyone feel special. She served as Highland Township Trustee for 30 years and was a member of Christian Union Church, Perrysville American Legion Auxiliary, and Perrysville Eastern Star. She also owned and operated the Perrysville Handy Mart together with Carl for 22 years. Her quick wit and warm heart were loved by all who knew her.
Delores is survived by her sons, Larry (Sheila) Hicks and Randy (Kay) Hicks of Perrysville, daughter Sandy (Joe) Rigsby of West Bloomfield, MI, and ten grandchildren: Jim (Lacy) Hicks of Bloomington, IL; Joe (Kim) Hicks of Tampa, FL; Whitney (Dave) Sokola of Tilton, IL; Ryan (Stephanie) Hicks of Perrysville; Tim (Jessica) Hicks of Carmel; Kelly (Seth) Kimmerling of Fishers; Brent (Marilyn) Hicks of Chicago, IL; Carla (Scott) Van Kampen of Farmington Hills, MI; Michelle (Garth) Sabo of East Lansing, MI; Matt (Amanda) Rigsby of Milford, MI. She was beloved by 14 great-grandchildren as well.
Delores was preceded in death by husband, Carl, who passed away March 21, 2019. She was also preceded in death by daughter Sherry Ackelmire, grandson James Carl Ackelmire, sister Gertrude, and her parents.
Services will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 1 p.m. EDT at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Indiana with Rev. Rick May officiating. Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 from 11 a.m. EDT until time of services at the funeral home.
The family asks donations to be made to CDH Scholarship, in care of Western Indiana Community Foundation, PO Box 175, Covington, IN 47932. DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, Indiana is assisting the family. Condolences: www.deverterfuneralhome.com.