Aug. 1, 1930 — Feb. 2, 2008
WILLARD — Mable Hicks, 77, of Willard, died Saturday in the University of Toledo Medical Center.
She was born on Aug. 1, 1930 in Floyd County, Ky. to the late Jim and Lola (Howard) Shepherd.
She lived in Kentucky as a young child. She moved to Michigan with her mother, father, brothers and sisters and resided there until moving to Ohio with her own family. In Ohio, she worked outside of the home for a while and then became a homemaker and devoted caregiver to her sister, Marie Shepherd.
She was known throughout her family and friends as a wonderful cook along with being caring and nurturing. She enjoyed her flower gardens and sowed seeds not only in her gardens but also in her family and friends.
She is survived by her husband, Henry Hicks, whom she wed in 1970; sons, James Hicks of Willard, Stephen and Diana Hicks of Willard; five granddaughters; brothers, Clinton and Pat Shepherd of Michigan, Claude and Sharon Shepherd of Ohio, and Kanawha and Vickie Shepherd of Michigan; sisters, Marie Shepherd of Willard, Cleo and Larry Cowgill of Michigan, Lonnie Swope of Michigan and Bonnie and Dick Sackman of Michigan; Many cousins, nieces, nephews and a sister-in-law, Anne Shepherd of Willard.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Lola (Howard) Shepherd; a son, Timothy Hicks; a sister, Catherine and Harmon Prater; a brother, Charlie Shepherd; and a brother-in-law, Jerry Swope.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with burial to follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shiloh.
Online condolences may be made at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.