Wilma Hicks, 76

Wilma Hicks, 76, of Roann, died at 7:30 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her home.

She was born Dec. 13, 1938, in Floyd County, Ky., to Bud and Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Ratliff) Hicks.

Wilma married Ray Hicks on June 1, 1957, in Floyd County, Ky. She worked as a nurse's aide at Peabody Retirement Community and Timbercrest Retirement Community until her retirement. She was a member of the Roann Christian Church. Wilma enjoyed quilting, gardening, caring for her flowers, canning, and taking care of Ray, her children, and her grandchildren. She especially loved Ray, her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and Jesus with all her heart.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Hicks; three children, Mark (Nicole) Hicks of Roann, Mary Beth (David) Harrell of Wabash, and Edgel Steven (Jennifer) Hicks, of Roann; daughter-in-law, Marcia Hicks of Fort Wayne; 11 grandchildren; Jessica (Bradley) Crozier, Barry (Natalie) Hicks II both of Fort Wayne, Matthew (Leah Groeger) Hicks of Greenwood, Joshua Hicks, Levi  Hicks, and Jordan  Hicks, all of Roann, Jonathan (Aimee) Harrell of Selma, Jacob (Katie) Harrell of Indianapolis, Mary Jo Harrell of Wabash, Victoria Hicks, and Olivia Hicks, both of Roann; six great-grandchildren, Victoria Crozier, Addison Crozier, Jackson Crozier, Christian Hicks, Madalyn Hicks, Jaxson Hicks, all of Fort Wayne; and her sister, Alta Jean (Miles) Gibson of Danville, Ky. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, son Barry Hicks, four brothers,  and three sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2015, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Road, Roann, with Keenan Goosman, minister, officiating.  Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery.  Friends may call 4 - 8 pm, Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Visiting Nurse and Hospice in Fort Wayne,

The memorial guest book for Wilma may be signed at


Posted on 2015 Apr 21