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Jewell Doris Hicks, 96, of Shelbina, formerly of Shelbyville, passed away Sunday, June 19, at Hannibal Regional Hospital.
Jewell was born on November 14, 1925, in Blanche, the daughter of John Patrick and Maudie (Ferrell) Massey. She was united in marriage to Clyde Burnes Hicks on March 7, 1945 in Douglas County. He preceded her in death on September 9, 2001.
She is survived by her children, Cecil D. Hicks (Diane) of Shelbina, Donna K. Copenhaver (Greg) of Shelbyville, Clyde B. Hicks, Jr. of Shelbyville, Cathy J. Wiewel (Terry) of Maywood, Sara J. Beeler (Phil) of Lancaster and Johnna S. Pantaleo (Kieth) of Clarence; 24 grandchildren, Scott Hicks, Chris Hicks, Desa Hicks, Camilla Holmes, John Hicks, Tammy Chitwood, Mark Copenhaver, Chandra Morton, Courtney Hicks, Cayla Hicks, Andrew Wiewel, Adam Wiewel, Amber Wiewel-Miller, Micheal Beeler, Kea Paredes, Jamie Greening, Jarrod Pantaleo, John Pantaleo, Jesse Pantaleo, Mike Pantaleo, Erik Pantaleo, Nicole Pantaleo, Andrew Pantaleo, and Megan Pantaleo; 37 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; five sisters-in-law, Carol Massey of Springfield, MO, Ruth Tague of Edina, Joyce Hicks of Kirksville, Gail Hicks of Mt. Grove, and Dorothy Jean Smith of Midway, Arkansas; and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Jessie L. Hicks; great grandson, Nathan Bailey; four brothers, Amos, George, Johnny, and Joe Massey; and three sisters, Dorothy Gabriele, Betty Lucas, and infant sister Beverly Massey.
Jewell was a member of the Shelbyville Christian Church. She had been a resident of the Shelbina Villa Lifecare for more than 11 years. She enjoyed reading, solving crossword puzzles, watching St. Louis Cardinal Baseball, and her grandchildren’s sporting events. Jewell was a great cook. She made the best cinnamon rolls and was a wonderful seamstress.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, at Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina, followed with the burial in the Shelby Memorial Cemetery in Shelbyville. Visitation will be held Friday, June 24, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Shelby Memorial Cemetery.