Loretta W. Hicks, 65, of Columbus, died Nov. 2, 2016, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
She was born Dec. 13, 1950, in Cincinnati, Ohio, to the late Virginia and Ralph Thompson.
Loretta was raised in Carrollton, Kentucky, where she met and married William A. “Bill” Hicks on February 22, 1969. They moved to Indiana where they resided along with their family for the last several years.
Loretta was a 16-year breast cancer survivor. She enjoyed caring for people, always doing more for others than she ever did for herself. An LPN, she worked at Hickory Creek of Columbus for over 20 years, as well as Keepsake Village and Silver Oaks. She loved the residents and her co-workers and spoke fondly of them often.
She loved mystery shows, country cooking and being with her grandchildren.
Loretta is survived by her children, Lorie Hicks, Jennifer (Cary) Carmer and Matthew (Joanna) Hicks, all of Columbus. She had eight grandchildren that she loved very much and who will greatly miss their “Nana,” Austin (Melissa) Hicks, Connor Holcomb, Cayden, Chloe, Ashley and Tyler Carmer, Gabriel and Hunter Hicks; a brother, Wayne Thompson of Carrollton, Kentucky; a nephew, Anthony Thompson of Columbus; a niece, Alisha Thompson of South Carolina; and several cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband July 11, 2013.
In keeping with our mother’s wishes, cremation is planned and a private family service will be held.
Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.hathaway-myers.com.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.