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Carolene Hickcox

Des Moines

Carolene (Miller) Hickcox. 81, passed away from "Ida Disease" on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Taylor House in Des Moines. She was born September 19, 1932, in Runnells, Iowa, the daughter of Roy Dale and Rose (Freel) Wicker.

Carolene was a lifelong resident of the Saylorville area. She retired in 1994 from Methodist Hospital where she worked as a medical records technician. Carolene enjoyed her strawberry themed collection, fishing, crafting, Blue Grass, camping and family get-togethers.

Carolene is survived by her loving husband, Clarence "Fred" Hickcox; children, Judy (Rodger) Bruce, Jerry (Susan) Miller, Tom (Cathy) Hickcox, Fran (Rick) Lyons, Pamela Hickcox, Fred (Dixie) Hickcox, Bill Hickcox, Danny (Tammy) Hickcox, and Jeff Hickcox; numerous grandchildren of which she helped raise Paula, Angie, Chad, and Sara; great-grandchildren of which she helped guide Austin and Taylor, and great great-grandchildren; sisters, Lenore Cummings and Shirley Lenan; as well as her sister-in-law, Crystal Wicker. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LaVern Miller; brothers, Glenn Wicker and Raymond Wicker; sisters, Thelma (Glen) Blood and Mina (Elmer) Blood; and her brothers-in-law, Roy Cummings and Bud Lenan.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens, 121 NW 60th Ave., Des Moines, with burial to follow at Pine Hill Cemetery. Friends may visit with the family from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in loving memory of Carolene.

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Published in Des Moines Register from July 22 to July 24, 2014
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