Funeral services for Nellie H. Hicks, 96, Eudora, will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at Eudora Baptist Church in Eudora, KS. Burial will follow at Eudora Cemetery. Nellie passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Lawrence Memorial Health.
Nellie was born March 8, 1923 in Plainview, AR, the daughter of Allen Thomas and Grace Estel (Stone) Stephens.
She was a member of Eudora Baptist Church in Eudora, KS. She enjoyed teaching and writing for children.
She provided foster care for children in her home. She volunteered at the Pregnancy Care Center in Lawrence and made “care blankets” for them.
She married James W. Hicks on May 3, 1941 in Calico Rock, AR. He preceded her in death in May 16, 1987.
Survivors include her daughters, Glenda Thurber, Topeka, Judy Broers, Eudora, Kathryn Stuart, Jerico Springs, MO, Robin Morales, Los Alamos, NM; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two step grandchildren; and five step great-great grandchildren.
The family will greet friends prior to the service at 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in Nellie’s name to the KSDS Assistance Dogs, Inc. (guide, service and social dogs for children) in Washington, KS and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.