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Harriet M. Hicks

Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Harriet M. Hicks

LA PORTE CITY, Iowa – Harriet M. Hicks, 83, of La Porte City, formerly of Sterling, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. She worked at La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center and Friendship Village in Waterloo.

She was born Aug. 7, 1930, in Harmon, the daughter of Edward P. and Agnes (Mekeel) Blackburn. She married Robert F. Hicks on Jan. 14, 1967, in Florida. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2002.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Linette) Hicks of La Porte City; a stepdaughter, Rita (Denny) Staebell of Waterloo; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Josephine (Russell) Slater of Sterling; and many nieces and nephews.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a stepson, Bobby Hicks; a brother, Peter Blackburn; and four sisters, Teresa Lowrie, Roseann Blackburn, Eileen Blackburn, and Mary Hicks.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., with the rosary recited at 4:30 p.m., today at La Porte City Funeral Home. Celebration of the Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City. Local visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, with a committal service at 7, at Chapel Hill Funeral Home in Dixon. Burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.

Memorials may be made to the family.

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