Wauneta Hicks

February 9, 1938 - January 25, 2018
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Wauneta A. Hicks, 79, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 25, 2018 following a period of declining health.

Born in Cambridge, Kansas on February 9, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John Quinton and Gladys Vela (Sumner) Wesbrooks.

After completing her formal edu…

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Wauneta A. Hicks, 79, of New Philadelphia, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 25, 2018 following a period of declining health.

Born in Cambridge, Kansas on February 9, 1938, she was the daughter of the late John Quinton and Gladys Vela (Sumner) Wesbrooks.

After completing her formal education, Wauneta married her lifelong partner and friend, Virgil Hayes Hicks, on July 30, 1961 in the First United Methodist Church in Dover.

Wauneta was a devoted and loving wife, mother, and grandmother who loved caring for her family. Gardening was an activity she enjoyed, as well as sewing. A talented seamstress, she sewed the wedding dresses and attendants’ gowns for several of her daughters’ weddings. Wauneta also shared her talent as a pianist with the First Christian Church where she accompanied the church choir. Even as her sight diminished, she could always sit down at the piano and make beautiful music. Wauneta’s membership at the Faith Christian Church later in her life was of great importance to her also.

Wauneta will be deeply missed by her family including her husband, Virgil; her four daughters, Cheryl (Don) Russell, Brenda (Mike) Warner, Jill Hicks all of New Philadelphia, and Sharon (Shawn) Meek of Navarre; her grandchildren, David (Leah) Russell, Laura Russell, Matt Warner, Andy Russell, and Emily Warner; her great-granddaughter, Cheyenne Russell; her brothers-in-law, Ward Hicks and Foster (Roberta) Hicks both of New Philadelphia; her sister-in-law, Grace Kohler of New Philadelphia; in addition to numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Wauneta was preceded in passing by her daughter, Elizabeth Hicks; and her brothers and sisters-in-law, Franklin Hicks, Mary Ferrall, Evelyn Moore, Lester Hicks, and Bill Hicks; and her parents-in-law, William H. and Jenny Hicks.

Visitation will be held in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia on Monday, January 29, 2018 from 1 to 4 PM, with her service beginning at 4 PM led by Pastor Brian Flood.

Memorial contributions in Wauneta’s memory may be directed to the Faith Christian Church, 2012 Pleasant Valley Rd NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Time: 1:00 pm

End Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Reception Information

Date: Monday, January 29, 2018

Faith Christian Church

Address:

2012 Pleasant Valley Road NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Faith Christian Church

2012 Pleasant Valley Rd NE
New Philadelphia, OH 44663

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Born: February 9, 1938
Died: January 25, 2018

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Becky Canfield posted on 2/3/18

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort to you all.

 

Bill and Shirley Bitticker posted on 1/30/18

Dear Virgil and Family, We are sorry to read of your loss of Wauneta and send our sympathy to all of you. Your friends, Bill and Shirley Bitticker

 

T. M. posted on 1/29/18

My condolences to your family. May God's promise of the resurrection bring you comfort and hope of the time when you can be reunited with her. (Acts 24:15)

 

Becky Pallotto posted on 1/29/18

Brenda, Emily and Family, Sending you love, comfort, and hugs during this difficult time. Thinking of you, Becky Pallotto

 

Susan Demuth posted on 1/28/18

So sorry for your loss .. Sending Prayers .... The Demuth's , Bob & Susan & Family

 

Holly Knisely posted on 1/27/18

My deepest condolences to Sharon and family on the loss of your mom. She was such a sweet person and she will be greatly missed. I have very fond memories of her - including how she made the best pancakes ever when Sharon had sleepovers as a kid. I will be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Holly

 

Theresemarie Scheetz posted on 1/27/18

Brenda and family- My heart, prayers and thoughts are with you. God's healing light envelope you and bring you peace. theresemarie

 

Patty & Tim Knisely posted on 1/27/18

Deepest Sympathy

 

Patty and Tim Knisely posted on 1/27/18

Our Deepest Sympathy Sharon and family. She was a wonderful lady. Tim and Patty

 

Joy Tidrick posted on 1/26/18

Virgil, Sharon, Jill, Brenda & Cheryl, I have no words to say but you have been on our minds & always a place in our hearts. I have so many fond memories of your mother. She was a kind and loving soul. She will be greatly missed by many. My deepest condolences for you and your family. Joy & Judy Tidrick

 

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