Josephine Hicks, 91, Carthage, met the Lord, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012 at her home.
Josephine Wilber was born July 4, 1921 in Carthage, the daughter of Frank and Nellie Wilber. She attended Carthage Public Schools and was a 1939 graduate of Carthage Senior High School. She married Melvin Ray Hicks on April 12, 1947 in Miami, OK; he preceded her in death on April 17, 1999. She and her husband owned and operated Hicks Plumbing in Carthage. She was a member of the Oak Street Tabernacle Church, Carthage.
Survivors include a daughter; Melva (Darrell) Peters, Mansfield, TX; two sons, David Hicks, Carthage and Gary (Brenda) Hicks, Carthage; eleven grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Melvin, a son, Roger Suskey, a daughter, Merabeth Carnes, four sisters and one brother.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, at Park Cemetery, Carthage. Minister Jason Parnell will officiate. Memorial gifts are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Knell Mortuary, 308 W. Chestnut, Carthage, MO, 64836. Online condolences may be expressed through www.knellmortuary.com.