Hellen Hicks

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Helen Scott Hicks

Helen Scott Hicks passed away at 1:25 p.m. Sunday, May 6, 2012 at Westminster Village in West Lafayette, Indiana. Mrs. Hicks, a native of Ohio, came to Lafayette in 1983 when she married Dr. Charles R. Hicks who survives. He is Professor Emeritus of Education and Statistics at Purdue University.

Mrs. Hicks received her education from The Ohio State University and her graduate work from Kent State University. She taught in the public schools in Canton, OH and was College Counselor at Bexley High School for many years. She also served as Counselor in the Continuing Education program at The Ohio State University.

Her educational memberships include Delta Kappa Gamma, an International Honorary for outstanding women educators, American Association of University Women, life member of the Ohio Teachers Association, and a member of Ohio Deans, Counselors and Administrators, and the English Speaking Union.

Helen served as President of The Ohio State University Alumni Association and held a life membership. In 1970, she received the Distinguished Alumni Award for outstanding service to the University. As President, she organized the first Women's Day Conference, now held each year. She is recognized in the publications of The World of Who's Who, Two Thousand Women of Achievement, and Who's Who in the Midwest.

During her lifetime Mrs. Hicks traveled extensively. In 1980 she was chosen as one of ten English Instructors to teach English at the University of Peking and in 1985 at Southwest Teachers College in Chongqing, People's Republic of China.

Her community involvements include the Purdue President's Council, the Purdue Women's Club, League of Women Voters, a life member of the Bexley Women's Club, and Order of Eastern Star.

In Canton, Ohio she taught high school seniors in the Christ United Presbyterian Church for over twenty years. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church in West Lafayette.

Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her first husband, Homer D. Scott in 1974 and by her loving parents Harry Eugene and Edna Miller Hasson, Hebron, OH, siblings Lola M. Hasson, Annabelle Kinney, Betty H. Hazlett, Russell E. Hasson, Robert M. Hasson, and a dear niece, Mary J. Hasson. Surviving in addition to her husband, three step-sons, William (Charlotte) of Indianapolis, Robert (Sarah) of Lafayette, and John (Tammy) of Swayzee; 7 step-grandchildren and 13 step-great-grandchildren; sisters Grace H. Paul of Columbus, OH, Patricia H. King of Dublin, OH, brother D. Jack Hasson of Columbus, OH, and many faithful and beloved nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to St. Elizabeth Hospice and the Westminster Village staff.

Visitation Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Hippensteel Funeral Home from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. with the service at 8 p.m., David Horner officiating. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday at Kirkersville Cemetery in Ohio, Pastor Darrel Gabbard officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Faith Presbyterian Church. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com

Published in the Journal & Courier from May 8 to May 10, 2012
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