Graveside services for Lovernon Hicks, 92, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at the Howell Memorial Park cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Hicks passed away at 7:25 a.m., Friday, September 3, 2021, at the Willow Care Nursing Home.
She was born February 3, 1929, at Pottersville, Missouri, to Noah Moody and Irene Crider Moody. On February 6, 1947, she was married at West Plains, Missouri to Cecil Hicks, who preceded her in death. She was a hard worker, often doing a man’s job, especially after the passing of her husband. She loved her dogs, cats and working the farm. She enjoyed her time working at the truck stop and seeing all the drivers pass thru, until she retired. Her and Cecil enjoyed going square dancing in their spare time. She hauled cattle into her seventies and enjoyed going to some of the sale barns. She didn’t over complicate life, she kept things simple.
She is survived by two children, Janice Howe-Beckman and husband, Ray, Linwood, New Jersey and Freddie Hicks, West Plains, Missouri; two grandchildren, Christine Howe-Louden and husband, Lloyd, Duncannon, Pennsylvania and Justin Hicks and wife, Jennifer, West Plains, Missouri; three great-grandchildren, Cameron Gray, Branson, Missouri, Lane Hicks, West Plains, Missouri and Matthew Louden, Duncannon, Pennsylvania; two nephews, Matthew Hicks and Dewayne Moody; and one sister in-law, Lena Doris Maupin.
Her parents, husband, Cecil Hicks, one brother, Leland Moody, one granddaughter, Corine Howe and one nephew, Melburn Moody, preceded her in death.