S J Hicks Death
Always active in the Universahst faith, Mrs. Hicks continued her interests until her final illness. She was an indefatigable reader and at 78 years of age she became blind. In spite of this affliction and being confined to her room with neuritis, Mrs Hicks did not withdraw from life but gathered many interests around her. Through her radio she keot in touch with church services forums, lectures, current cÂ»Â» and political conventions She enjoyed knitting and had read hundreds of volumes of biography, history and other works, printed m Moon type, the letters corresponding more closely to the printed alphabet than the Braille system. These were obtained from the State T l - brary for the Blind in Albany. Mrs Hicks had been in her usual health, going daily from her bed her chair, when she slipped las April while preparing to retire, and fractured her hip. She was in Memorial Hospital until July, making remarkable partial recovery and had been able to each -day until music, events Li- a since that time lit- ur for a time . about a week ago, retaining her kesn mental faculties almost to the end Of her has been written: Â·Â·Frail and bent, courageous suffering and cheerful in spite sorrow, m ^ C1J.1V. v*.*v S W I uw always alert and interested, rot only in the small circle of f v life but in the ever-widening circles of community and national affairs, 'Auntie' Hicks is an inspiration to all who come in contact her She has found in her faith only a way of life, but a source strength." Mrs Hicks was a former member of the Interrogation Club, Botanical, this city, and a me memue* *Â· ,,,v,i,,v, State and National Universal^ Women's Missionary Society Besides several grandchildren m the West, Mrs. Hicks leaves only nieces and nephews, including Mrs. George A. Wheelar, of East Bloom- and Arthur^Hicks, of Geneva , , and the following great nieces and nephews: Mrs. Oscar B. Johnson, Ke*p r r ^E-'SSFSrSffSi ;' Leah Wheeler, of-East Bloom- great-great nieces field; also nine and nephews. The funeral will take place from the home Thursday at 2:30, the Nelson L. Lobdell, of Victor, foimei pa o? of the local Umversalis church, officiating. Interment will cuuim, Â«... -- , A special evening be in West Avenue Cemetery. | the '