Barbara Jane Hicks, 74, North Manchester, passed away in her home at 11:45 a.m., Feb. 15, 2018.
Born in West Prestonsburg, Ky. on April 12, 1943, to James and Letha (Conley) Wright, she was one of twelve children.
For fifty-four years she was married to her best friend David D. Hicks. The two were married on Nov. 23, 1963. During their time together, she worked at Bryant Manufacturing for ten years and Eaton Control for fifteen years before health reasons forced her to retire in 2001. When she wasn’t working and taking care of their two children, she enjoyed working in the garden and canning in the fall what she had produced. Mrs. Hicks will always be remember by her family as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister.
The loving memory of Barbara Jane Hicks will be forever remembered by her husband, David D. Hicks, North Manchester; one son, David Bert (Paula) Hicks, North Manchester; one daughter, Margaret Hicks, North Manchester; one brother, Edgar (Betty) Wright, Johnson County, Ky.; four sisters: Lori (William) Whitaker, Warsaw; Martha Ann (Jerry) Lester, North Manchester; Margaret Nan Roberts, North Manchester; and Susie Douglas (Robert) Lyons, Lima, Ohio; one granddaughter, Melissa Hicks, North Manchester. She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Letha Wright; four brothers, Tom Wright, James Wright, Charlie Wright, Bill Wright and Louis “Bob” Wright; one sister, Florine Tippie.
A private service was held at Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, Indiana. Pastor J.P. Freeman officiated.
Arrangements are entrusted to McKee Mortuary