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Jean M. Hicks

May 21, 1929 ~ March 19, 2021 (age 91)


Jean M. Hicks


May 21, 1929 - March 19, 2021



Jeanette "Jean" May Hicks, age 91 of Monroe, passed away peacefully the morning of Friday, March 19, 2021 at the Wellspring Lutheran Nursing Home.


Born May 21, 1929 in Adrian, MI, she was one of three sisters of the late Roger and Adeline (Denney) Wilson. Jean graduated from Tecumseh High School in 1947.


Jean was a loving homemaker to her husband and children. In 1947, she met the love of her life: Wesley E. Hicks, better known as Bill. Married on March 5, 1949 in Manchester, MI, they raised a family of three children and spent over 59 wonderful years together until Bill’s passing in 2008. They enjoyed traveling, especially going on the many different cruises visiting many places all over the world. 


Jean was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Monroe for over 70 years and served as an Elder. Jean stayed busy being a member of the Frenchtown Senior Citizen Center and volunteering at Mercy Memorial Hospital Guild.

In her free time, Jean enjoyed reading, knitting, was an avid walker and seamstress. She made countless clothes for her grandchildren, her daughter’s wedding dress, as well as bridesmaids’ dresses. Most importantly, Jean enjoyed spending quality time with her family. She will be deeply missed and cherished in the hearts of her loved ones.


Jean was the beloved mother of Scott (Margaret) Hicks of Monroe, Lynn (Dennis) Geiman of Monroe, and Amy (Jeff) Breitner of Maybee; loving grandmother of Stacy Hicks-Salliotte, Tiffany Slatton, Andrea DeKam, Melissa Schilling, Brendan Breitner, and Sean Breitner; great grandmother of 11 great-grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren; dearest sister of Rosilyn (Jack) Furr of Kalamazoo and sister-in-law: Barbara Lajiness.


In addition to her parents, Jean is preceded in death by her husband Bill Hicks, and sister: Irene.


Everyone is invited to a visitation on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Rupp Funeral Home from 3:00 to 8:00 pm. A funeral service will take place on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Rupp Funeral Home starting at 11 am. Officiating is Rev. Dr. Doris Chandler. Burial will follow immediately to Roselawn Memorial Park.


In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a memorial donation is suggested to the First Presbyterian Church - The Bed Ministry of Monroe.


Online condolences and words of comfort many be sent to


March 23, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

Funeral Service
March 24, 2021

11:00 AM
Rupp Funeral Home
2345 South Custer Road
Monroe, MI 48161

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