Lebanon Reporter


August 22, 2012

Marjorie Sloan Hicks



Marjorie Sloan Hicks, 87, passed away Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Indianapolis, where she had been a resident since May.

Marjorie was born on Aug. 25, 1925, at Pikes Crossing near Lebanon to the now late Lloyd (“Slim”) Sloan and Hazel Campbell Sloan. Her mother, Hazel, died when Marjorie was 3 years old. She and her father lived with her grandparents until he married Dortha Rohn Riner of Advance in 1930.

She attended grade schools and graduated from Lebanon High School.

Marjorie married Grover Paul Hicks of Dover on Dec. 11, 1943. They made their home in Jamestown until 1969, when they moved to Indianapolis. Paul preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 2005.

Marjorie worked in the Granville Wells Elementary School cafeteria for several years while her children were attending school. After moving to Indianapolis, she worked at Mayflower and Family Service Association.

Survivors include daughter Alinda (Gene) McAnulty of Ladoga; two sons, Lee (Karen) Hicks of Muncie; and Randy Hicks of Indianapolis; step-brother Gene Riner; half-sister Mary Jane (late Don) Jackson of Lebanon; and seven grandchildren, Trisha (Joe) Warren of Sellersburg; Tracey Whittinghill of Waynetown; Nathan (Jessica) Hicks of Muncie; Natalie (Scot) Bunnell of Evansville; Taylor Hicks of Indianapolis; Nickolas Hicks of Muncie and Kari Hicks of Bloomington. She also leaves 10 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Marjorie also was preceded in death by step-mother Dortha Rohn Sloan; husband Grover Paul Hicks; infant daughter Patricia Lou Hicks; half-sister Dorothy (Campbell) O’Dell; half-brother Robert Campbell; and brother-in-law Don Jackson.

Viewing will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at Russell and Hitch Funeral Home, 223 N. Meridian St., Lebanon. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the funeral home, with calling one hour before. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses at Golden Living Center on East 21st Street in Indianapolis, who provided Marjorie sincere and gentle love and care.

Memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children, 702 Barnhill Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

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