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HICKS, Mary Ellen (Gammon)

Saturday, September 18, 2004

Funeral for Mary Ellen Hicks, 87, of Enid, Okla., will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church. The Rev. David Wiggs will officiate. Burial will be 3 p.m. at I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Watonga. Arrangements are by Brown-Cummings Funeral Home.

She was born Feb. 15, 1917, in Stroud to Walter and Clara Fulkerson Gammon and died Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004, at Fairview Fellowship Home.

At an early age, her family moved to a farm northwest of Watonga. She attended Centralia Grade School and graduated from Watonga High School.

She received her bachelor of science degree from Oklahoma College for Women, Chickasha, and her masters degree from Phillips University.

She taught vocational home economics at Buffalo for nine years. She married Gene Hicks on June 18, 1939, in Buffalo. He died Nov. 23, 1990.

In 1959, they moved to Enid and started a real estate business and operated their own office until retirement in 1985.

She was a member of First United Methodist Church and Enid Porcelain Artists.

Surviving are two sons, Stanley Hicks of North Carolina and Sidney Hicks of California; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by six brothers. Memorials may be made through the funeral home to First United Methodist Church or charity of donor s choice.