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Obituary: M. Catherine Hicks, Trafalgar

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M. Catherine Hicks

M. Catherine (Walker) Hicks, age 92, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. She was a resident of Trafalgar.

Catherine was born March 31, 1922, in Johnson County and was the daughter of the late John Alonzo and Esther Lucy (Whitaker) Walker.

She was united in marriage to the Rev. Carl Franklin Hicks on May 3, 1947, in Indianapolis. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 1995, after 48 blissful years of marriage.

Catherine, also known as Granny, will be remembered as a wonderful lady who showed love to everyone she came in contact with and was a caring and beautiful person inside and out. She loved life, her family and friends.

Catherine is survived by her children, Susan (Larry) Hall and Kathy (Mike) Wilkinson, both of Trafalgar, Betty Moore (Ronnie Carter) of Lafayette, Tennessee; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; one niece and two nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Rebecca Chapman and Cindy Hicks; one son, Tommy Hicks; and one sister, Dorothy Allender.

Catherine was a devoted pastor’s wife and a 60-year member of the Beech Grove Baptist Church in Trafalgar where her husband was the pastor for

28 years. She loved spending time with her family and enjoyed cooking for them. Catherine enjoyed collecting chicken memorabilia and always looked forward to going to church and seeing her church family.

The family would like to express their gratitude for all the kind thoughts and prayers during Catherine’s illness.

The Rev. Ron Sodrel will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Beech Grove Baptist Church, 5868 W. County Road 325 South, Trafalgar. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry St., Morgantown. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Catherine to the Beech Grove Baptist Church, 5868 W. County Road 325 South, Trafalgar, IN 46181.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Hicks family at meredith-clark.com.

Information: 812-597-4670

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