P. Jean Hicks 83, died Saturday, April 29, 2017 at her Newton Home.
Born September 19, 1933 to Vira Meador Winsted and Floyd Harlan Winsted, Jean grew up on the farmstead northwest of Satanta Kansas. Jean had two sisters, Shirley Joan (Roy) Carroll of Cheyenne Wells Colorado, and Charlotte Joy Simpson Bowers (Jack) of Cameron Missouri. Joy survives.
She was a life-long member of Satanta United Methodist Church.
After graduating from SHS Jean attended Colorado Women’s College in Denver. On April 6, 1952 Jean married Russell Hicks. Russell and Jean farmed until 1992, when Russell passed away. Jean and Russell are survived by their three children, Sherri Rai (Tim) Rawlins; Robert Dale Hicks; and Randall Boyd (Vona) Hicks. Jean was Grammy to Elysa Buss, Adrienne Buss, Levi Hicks, and Garrett Hicks, Nathan Rawlins and Alex Rawlins and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Jean was co-owner and certified florist in Love Buds, Satanta. She moved to Newton in 1996 where she worked as part-time as a floral designer and volunteered with Senior Companions. At age 80 Jean began serving weekly meals for Harvey County Domestic Violence Safe House and delivering Meals on Wheels in Newton. Jean got her energy from being with people and helping others, and what energy she had! She made the world a better place through her generous gift of her time and talents, living a life of grace and love.
Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Trinity Heights United Methodist Church with The Reverend Donna Voteau presiding. Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at Petersen Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Graveside committal service at 12 Noon on Friday at the Dudley Township Cemetery in Satanta, Kansas. The casket will be open 15 prior to the committal at the cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to the Newton Meals on Wheel or Make a Wish in care of Petersen Funeral Home