Martha Hicks
Martha Hicks

Martha Hicks, 67, passed away Wednesday, November 5, 2008 at her home.

She was born November 27, 1940 to Harley and Margaret (Hoole) Case in Akron, grew up in Cuyahoga Falls, and had been an area resident her entire life. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and was an avid quilter.

Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her son, Steven and siblings, Mary Ann Lengi, Margaret Ball and Charles Case; and is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Richard; children, Jeffrey (Rhonda) of Springfield, Craig (Kari) of Coventry and Julie (Kevin) Patrick of Morgantown, W. Va.; brothers and sisters, David (Kathy) Case of Uniontown, Joseph (Tracy) Case of Whitehouse, Tenn., Frank (Maureen) Case of Akron, and Sally (Dan) Kohut of Coventry; grandchildren, Jenifer (Lonnie) Edwards, Jacqueline, Joshua, Ashley, Stephanie, Richard, Zachary, Madison, Gena, Toby Hicks and Kevin and S. Michael Patrick; great-grandchildren, Tyler and Tori Edwards and Lilly Hicks.

A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, 10 a.m. at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church. Interment at Greensburg Cemetery. The family will receive friends TODAY, 4 to 8 p.m. at the Anthony Funeral Home Kucko-Anthony-Kertesz Chapel, 1990 S. Main St. (PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS). In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Steven Hicks Scholarship Fund at Coventry High School. (Anthony Funeral Home, 330-724-1281, www.

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Published by Akron Beacon Journal on Nov. 7, 2008.
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I cannot even believe that it has been almost a year since we lost Aunt Martha. I sure hope she readied the heavenly crowds for my mom two months ago, and that all our "guardian angels" are watching over and helping us!

Uncle Rick, Julie, Mike, Jeff and families, know that you remain in my prayers, especially during this difficult anniversary. May memories continue to comfort you.

Love, Cindee
Cindee Case
November 2, 2009
Dear Uncle Ricky and Family:
Remaining deeply saddened and missing Aunt Martha, you and the family have been in my thoughts and prayers this past year. I often look at the family photograph taken when I was there and am so glad to have shared in this moment. I believe Aunt Martha is living in - spirit as your angel, yet comforting Steve. God Bless and Sending lots of Love your way.
Love you all!
Bob and Leona Plesz
November 2, 2009
Richard & Family, so sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you all.
Mel Grand
November 14, 2008
Dear Rich and family: Martha was a really warm and friendly person and someone who inspired me in many ways. I met her way back at the Quily Shop and we were in the quilters guild there together. She has remained a friend ever since. I will miss her smiling face!!
Vicki Kepnes, Akron Coin & Jewelry
Vicki Kepnes
November 12, 2008
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God's strength, comfort and peace surround you!
Jerry & Chris Bates
November 11, 2008
May she rest in peace, our thoughts are with you. God Bless
Tom & Donna Doherty
November 10, 2008
To the Hicks family and friends,My deepest condolences.May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Tim "Slim" Pickens
November 10, 2008
Dear Rick and family,
May God be with you during your painful time of grief. Martha was one of the most loving and giving persons it has been my pleasure to know and love, she was a unique angel while on earth and I can only inagine how wide Heavens doors were swung open to greet her, she is in a better place and surrounded by many who love her too. We on earth will always miss her, she has become our treasure. We love you Martha. Love, JoAnn ( Doherty) Tenney and Family
JoAnn Tenney
November 10, 2008
Dear Rich and family,
We were saddened to hear of your loss of Martha. It is so hard to loose someone you love dearly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
John and Kathy Klingler
November 10, 2008
Rick and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time
Jim & Pat (Doherty) Agresta
November 9, 2008

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
William Brown and Family
November 8, 2008
Dad Hicks,
I was sadden to hear about the passing of"mom" Hicks. My girls enjoyed the stories that I have always shared with them about the soccer days. I will always remember her as a gentle giant and one that loved her children and her soccer children unconditionally. I am honored to have been loved by her and you and your family.
Regina Redman (Holtz)
Regina Redman
November 8, 2008
Rick & Family,
Martha was a wonderful woman and we will miss her dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. We imagine Martha, Steven and our Katie together in heaven happy and pain-free. All Our Love,
Rick & Karen Unkefer
November 8, 2008
Dear Family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss of your beloved wife and mother. Martha and I were classmates at St. Vincent High School.
I can still see that little ball of fire rushing through the halls and actually talking even faster. Martha and your son have always been in my thoughts and prayers as they will continue to be.
Anne Steinmetz Berrodin
St. Vincent Class of 1958
Anne Berrodin
November 8, 2008
Julie, Jeff and Mike:

I was saddened to hear about the loss of your mom. My sympathies to you and your dad.
Suzan (Layman) Sharp
November 8, 2008
Martha will meet my beloved Brandon who I miss dearly and stay up all night just thinking about him.
God Bless and please keep shooting.
Sorry I could not come out last night, it was my B-day and I partied with my grandkids.
Rick Kuhn
November 8, 2008
Uncle Rick, Jeff, Mike and Julie:
I have so many fond memories of my childhood days with your family. I am really going to miss Aunt Martha. My heart bleeds for your loss, even though my faith points to God as the better place to be. You all are in our family’s thoughts and prayers.
Deepest Sympathy,
Bob, Leona, Danielle, Lauren, and Bradley Plesz
November 8, 2008
Rich and Family

Trish and I are so sorry to hear of your loss. We were shocked to hear of Martha"s passing. You have shared with me on many ocasions how important Martha was to you and the family. I am sorry that we will be unable to be there with you in this time of loss but please know that the entire family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Jim & Trish Pressley
November 7, 2008
Rick and family,
Our most heartfelt hugs are sent your way to attempt to comfort you during this time. Martha was a wonderful person to know. She is our Mother, Doris's, first cousin and we grew up at family events with her kids. As time spread those times farther apart, Martha saw to it that we reconnected with Julie and her family and Jen, Lonnie, Tori & Tyler. We will always remember Martha as a uniter and pray that you find peace in knowing that she is now re-united with Steven and her loved ones in Heaven. She will be missed by all who have had the pleasure of her touch in their life.
"When loved ones become memories,Memories become Treasures" -- May you all have many Treasures of Martha to comfort you.
Mary Summers and Willa Smith and families
November 7, 2008
Dear Dave and Kathy,
My deepest sympathy to you and all of Martha's family and friends.
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marlene Carr
November 7, 2008
Rick and Family,
We were saddened and shocked by the news about Martha. Tom and I lost a dear relative and friend.
Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
Cousins Tom and Kathy Gaudlip
November 7, 2008
We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Hicks passing away. Please accept our condolences and Our deepest sympathy.
Frank & Jean Layman, and Cathy (Layman) Doerman
Cathy Doerman (Layman)
November 7, 2008
Uncle Rick, Julie, Mike and Jeff --

I am SO, so sorry for your loss. I cannot believe that she is gone. Please let me know if there is anything I can do in addition to keeping you in my prayers.

With deepest sympathies,
Cindee Case
November 7, 2008
All of heaven smiles when a mother is reunited with her child. I believe Steve is waiting with a big smile and open arms for Martha. May she rest in eternal peace.
Paul Baker
November 7, 2008
so sorry to hear of your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with the whole family.
Laurie (Cook) Swiger
November 7, 2008
Rich and family. I am so sorry for your loss. My preyers are with you. I often think about you all. God bless Robert B Mckinney Jr
Robert Mckinney Jr
November 7, 2008