Virginia C. Hicks

Virginia C. Hicks, age 87, of Charlotte, passed away Friday, July 30, 2021. She was born Sunday, December 3, 1933, the youngest of four children, in Olivet, to Harry T. and Blanche (McDonald) Hisler. Virginia grew up on the family farm outside of Olivet during the depression. She fondly remembers the large wood cookstove in the kitchen and no electricity for many years. On the farm they raised all their own food and therefore lived very well. They canned all their vegetables and fruit and always had a plentiful supply of meat, milk, and eggs. Virginia’s growing up years were very special to her and held many fond memories. She graduated from Olivet High School in 1951.
In July of 1953, she married Darrell “Tink” Hicks. Together they raised four children in the Potterville area and lived a short time in Florida. Virginia was a devoted homemaker, but once her children were a little older, she took a job with the Eaton Intermediate School District. She would retire from there after many faithful years of service. After retirement she volunteered for Meals on Wheels, Hayes Green Beech Hospital, and the Eaton County Medical Care Facility.
Virginia is survived by her children, Julie (Jerry) Carpenter, Kathi Hicks, Jeffrey Hicks, Kristi (Brian) Klaiss; grandchildren, Mike (Jessica) Carpenter, Kara (Jim) Jones, Matthew (Chelsea) Carpenter, Nicholas Davis, Samantha (Patrick) Carpenter Batterson, Kaitlyn Carpenter; great-grandchildren, Brady Carpenter, Tyler Carpenter, Emory Jo Carpenter, Camden Michael Carpenter, Adalyn Carpenter; sister, Charlotte Dowding; sisters-in-law, Dorma Hisler, Phyllis (Howard) Moore, Janette Bruce; brothers-in-law, Richard (Marion) Hicks, Jack Hicks, Dale (Carol) Hicks, Jerry (Evelyn) Hicks, Robert Hicks, Bruce (Tonya) Hicks; and numerous cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Harry T. Hisler; and sister, Kathryn (Leo) Stevens.
In keeping with Virginia’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are being held.
Those desiring, may make contributions in Virginia’s memory to Charlotte Community Library or the Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church.
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The family is being served by the Burkhead-Green-Kilgo Funeral Home.