Mamie L. Hickson
Mamie L. Hickson, 81, of rural Marengo passed away Friday evening (Oct. 5, 2012) at Morrow County Hospital.
She was born on Oct. 13, 1930, in Huntington, W.Va., to the late Jack and Nellie (Slack) Vernett and was a lifelong resident of Delaware and Morrow counties. For 25 years she worked as an LPN with Morning View Care Center in Fulton, a job she considered her life calling. Forever the care giver, she continued practice sharpen her skills into her 80s. Kind, loving and spunky in her own way, she was the constant nurturer.
A woman of deep and abiding faith, she loved the Lord and was a member of Alum Creek Friends Evangelical Church and at one time the Stantontown Advent Christian Church. Mamie also participated in Ventures Senior Citizen Group in Marengo as well as the Stanton Home Mission. With a constant song in her heart, she had wonderful voice and loved to sing. An avid NASCAR fan, she followed Jeff Gordon, also the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Reds. She enjoyed her cats, and treasured time spent with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Her family put it best, she was awesome.
She is survived by children, Patricia “Pat” (Dick) Clark and Robert Hickson both of Cardington, Nancy (Larry) Rossiter of Marengo, Peggy (Howard) Slade of Cardington, Penny (Charles) Pennypacker of Ashley and stepdaughter, Susie (Mike) Crotty; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of almost 45 years, Russell, who died in 1995; son, Roger; stepson, Michael; and sisters, Mary Henry and Jackie Cole.
Friends may call 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Bennett, Brown, Rodman & Snyder Funeral Home in Ashley, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Keith Daniels officiating. Burial will follow in Stantontown Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Morrow County, 228 South St., Mt. Gilead, OH 43338.
Condolences may be expressed at snyderfuneralhomes.com.