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Helen Hicks, 89 of Winnetka, beloved daughter of the late James R. and Jessie S. Hicks of Monmouth, Illinois, considered a beloved sister by her extended family of Jean (Shanks) and Fred Alexander, Dave and Lucy Shanks, the late Lloyd and Nancy Shanks, and Sharon King. Helen was the loving godmother to Mark (Sharon) Alexander, James Gasser and Richard Schantz and a dear friend to Jody (Roger Vander Ploeg), Sue (John Rasmus), Ariel (Jon Bremen), Noah (Leslie) Alexander, Grace and Amy Rasmus and other children of the Shanks family. She graduated from Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois with a major in accounting. In 1987 Helen retired as the Administrative Director for the law firm of Hopkins and Sutter in Chicago. She volunteered at the North Shore Senior Center preparing income tax returns for older adults. Helen was an avid tennis player and a golfer. She will be remembered for her ever friendly and positive personality, her graciousness, her generosity and her quick sense of humor. A memorial service will be held on Monday October 10, 2011 at 2 p.m. Winnetka Congregational Church, 725 Pine Street Winnetka, IL 60093. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Helen R. Hicks Scholarship Fund Monmouth College 700 E. Broadway Monmouth IL 61462 or North Shore Senior Center 161 Northfield Rd. Northfield , IL 60093. Info 847 675-1990 or www.donnellanfuneral.com

Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Sept. 14 to Sept. 22, 2011
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