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Delores L Hicks

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Time: 1:00 PM

Visitation Location:
Bland-Hackleman Chapel

Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
El Dorado Springs City Cemetery

El Dorado Springs City Cemetery


Delores LaVerne Reaves Hicks, 75, a longtime resident of El Dorado Springs, passed away Jan. 3, 2011, at Barone Care Center in Nevada,MO. She was born in Mansfield,MO on March 19, 1935, to Virgie and Jesse Reaves. Delores was raised in Pacetown,MO where she met her future husband, Lawrence.

She married Lawrence Edward Hicks on June 13, 1951. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this year. To this union, eight children were born Lawrence Lee, Joyce Lynne, Shirley Jean, Carol Deane, Douglas Allen, Janet Christine, Cheryl Ann and Brenda JoAnne.

She worked hard to raise her children, making sure they were in church on Sundays and always had plenty to eat. She will always be remembered for her biscuits and chocolate gravy, her flowers and vegetable gardens, paintings and her antiques. She loved spending time with her family and especially loved fishing with Lawrence.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgie and Jesse Reaves, a sister, Beulah Ann Gardner, two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Delores is survived by her husband, Lawrence of the home; children Lawrence Lee Hicks and Karen Colorado, Joyce and Jim Wallace Nevada, Shirley and Gary Vickers Harwood, Carol and Greg Girven El Dorado Springs, Doug and Sue Hicks Battiest, OK, Janet Hicks and Oscar Heredia High Hill, Cheryl and Allen Layton Nixa and Brenda and Bill Parsley El Dorado Springs; brothers James Reaves and wife, Alpha El Dorado Springs, Don Reaves and wife, Dorothy El Dorado Springs, John Reaves and wife, Hazel Kansas City, Derrel Ray Reaves and wife, Jean Red Bluff, CA, and Herb Reaves and wife, Marie Los Molinos, CA; a sister, Bernice Davis Bakersfield, CA; and by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Visitation began at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan 5, at Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs. Following visitation, graveside services were held in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery. Pallbearers were her six daughters. She will be fondly remembered in the hearts of many.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Barone Care Center Activities Department in Nevada MO.

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