We enjoyed Frances at family gatherings and will miss her.
Betty Ann Eitel
January 02, 2013 | Glen Allen, VA
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HICKS, Frances Hope Warren, 84, died suddenly on December 26, 2012. One of six children, Frances was born in Lebanon, Kentucky, on October 11, 1928. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Marion L. Hicks; her parents, Charles A. and Anna Bernice Warren; sisters, Dorothy Ferguson and Rita Hilpp; brother, Charles A. Warren Jr.; grandson, Daniel S. Hicks; and Anne Hicks Gayle. Frances is survived by two children, David W. Hicks (Karen) and Carol H. Finnerty (Patrick); four grandsons, D. Warren Hicks Jr., Andrew P. Hicks, Sean P. Finnerty and Ryan M. Finnerty; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Burke (Alfred) and Patricia Price; sister-in-law, Virginia Ann Warren; and many nieces and nephews back home in Kentucky. Raised in Louisville, Frances met her lifelong partner, Marion, there shortly after World War II during his service in the Armed Forces at Bowman Field. Throughout her life, Frances was a loving and caring person who always put family above herself. She was active in the Girl Scouts and also volunteered many hours supporting her children at school. She and Marion loved spending time at their home on the North River entertaining family and friends. Frances devoted many of her later years caring for her mother-in-law and husband during their times of failing health. While distant from her family in Louisville, she always held them close at heart. A woman of grace and dignity, Frances was a joy to all who knew her. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Bliley's - Chippenham, 6900 Hull Street Road, Richmond, Va. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at St. Edward the Confessor Church. Interment will follow at the Westhampton Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to Virginia Voice which provides a radio reading service for those with visual impairment. This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.