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Jean Hicks

April 29, 2017


P. Jean Hicks 83, died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her Newton Home.

Born September 19, 1933 to Vira Meador Winsted and Floyd Harlan Winsted, Jean grew up on the farmstead northwest of Satanta Kansas. Jean had two sisters, Shirley Joan (Roy) Carroll of Cheyenne Wells Colorado, and Charlotte Joy Simpson Bowers (Jack) of Cameron Missouri.  Joy survives.

She was a life-long member of Satanta United Methodist Church.

After graduating from SHS Jean attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver.  On April 6, 1952 Jean married Russell Hicks.  Russell and Jean farmed until 1992, when Russell passed away.  Jean and Russell are survived by their three children, Sherri Rai (Tim) Rawlins; Robert Dale Hicks; and Randall Boyd (Vona) Hicks.  Jean was Grammy to Elysa Buss, Adrienne Buss, Levi Hicks, and Garrett Hicks, Nathan Rawlins and Alex Rawlins and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Jean was co-owner and certified florist in Love Buds, Satanta. She moved to Newton in 1996 where she worked as part-time as a floral designer and volunteered with Senior Companions. At age 80 Jean began serving weekly meals for Harvey County Domestic Violence Safe House and delivering Meals on Wheels in Newton. Jean got her energy from being with people and helping others, and what energy she had!  She made the world a better place through her generous gift of her time and talents, living a life of grace and love.

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church with The Reverend Donna Voteau presiding.  Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Graveside committal service at 12 Noon on Friday at the Dudley Township Cemetery in Satanta, Kansas. The casket will be open 15 prior to the committal at the cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Newton Meals on Wheel or Make a Wish in care of Petersen Funeral Home

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7 thoughts on “Jean Hicks

  1. So sorry for your loss. Aunt Jean was very special. She was so full of life and always had a story to tell. She will be missed.

  2. We will all miss her, she was a delightful woman. When Rick was about 5 , I picked him up from school and told him that uncle Russ and aunt Jeanie was here, he looked at me with big eyes and said ” uncle Russ has a Jeanie?” that’s when I dream of Jeanie was on.

  3. Sherri, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I have nothing but fond memories of you and your family. Your mom was a hoot! Hugs and big ol’ Texas Size kisses. Love, Pat Stegman Lattig (yeah, had to marry someone with a name matching mine?)

  4. We are so sorry for your loss, Jean was a fun person and we always enjoyed our conservations. Thanking of you at this time and the days ahead.
    Gerald & Phyllis Greene

  5. Jean was a delight to be around. She graciously welcomed our son and grandsons into her family when Tim and Sherri married. She will be missed by so many people.
    Gerald and June Rawlins

  6. Sherri, Robert and Randall, our deep-felt condolences on the loss of your mom. We remember her visit to WA well and speak of it often. Her love of life was so very evident while touring our section of the Pacific coast. We remain grateful for the experience of showing her around and having her as a guest in our home. Jean was one of those rare individuals who seemed to be part of the family when she walked through the door. She was full of life and energy. Jean made a real impact on us during her visit here and we will never forget her.
    Steve and Leann Ryser
    Rochester, WA

  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with Sherri and family. We hope that you find peace and joy in the many wonderful memories you have of your mother. She sounds like she had a heart overflowing with love.
    Bryce and Kathy Woelk

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