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Arvilla Marie Hicks


Arvilla Marie Hicks, age 96, passed away on April 17, 2014. She was born December 31, 1917 in Lansing, Michigan, the daughter of Erwin Cripe and Edna Mae (Davis) Cripe. She worked at Auto Owners Insurance after graduating from Eastern High School and retired from Sears Roebuck after raising four children. Over the years, Arvilla was an avid collector of antiques and mementos from her travels.  Later in life she enjoyed selling her collectibles. She liked to travel in the United States and to other countries with her husband, Ken. She was an active member of Child Guidance for many years and was a past Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader. During her life she enjoyed tennis, bowling, some golf and many hobbies. She had a lifelong interest in the violin and took lessons to play. Arvilla loved life and her family whole-heartedly. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth Hicks; and brother, Al Cripe. Surviving to cherish her memory are her daughter, Nancy (Dr. Douglas) Gray of Mason; sons, Larry (Marcia) Hicks of Florida, Roger Hicks of Lansing, and Steve (Karen) Hicks of Lansing; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will be held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48912. Memorial contributions may be made to Ingham County Medical Care Facility, 3860 Dobie Road, Okemos, Michigan 48864

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, Lansing Chapel.  Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at

Published in Lansing State Journal from Apr. 20 to Apr. 27, 2014
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