Patricia “Patsy” Hicks

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Patricia Pauline “Patsy” Hicks, 83, of Maryville, IL, born April 10, 1939, in New Baden, IL, died Sunday, September 11, 2022, at her residence.

Pat retired as the legal assistant to the general counsel of Laclede Gas Company, where she had worked for 30 years. She was a longtime member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution. In recent years, she was a doting wife and a great grandmother, literally and figuratively. She was sharp to the end, an avid reader with a timely sense of humor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James “Jarvis” and Eva, nee Shellhorse, Swinney; four sisters, Maxine H. (Joe) Pruett, Hazel R. (Norman) Heinke, Marjorie I. (Bill) Kueneke and Louella (Joe) Sarmiento; and two brothers, James J. (Dorothy) Swinney and David R. Swinney.

Surviving are her husband of 61 years, Richard Hicks, whom she married on June 3, 1961; a daughter, Michelle (Scott) Moore of Edwardsville, IL; a son, David (Michelle) Hicks of Glen Carbon, IL; five grandchildren, Meghan (Brett) Duncan, Mallory (Andy) Studebaker, Mackenzie (Josh) Hasamear, Weston Hicks and Anna Hicks; ten great-grandchildren, Audrey, Ella and Catherine Duncan, Reagan Patricia, Maren, Levi, and Joe Studebaker, and Isla, Drew and Shep Hasamear; and many nieces and nephews.

She will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Matthew United Methodist Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. A Daughters of the American Revolution ritual will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, September 17, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Larry Patton officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Cemetery, New Baden, IL.



7 Comments on Patricia “Patsy” Hicks

Joyce A Bell said : Guest Report Sep 15, 2022 at 12:41 PM

My sincere condolences to Rich and the family. What a shock! A NSDAR special friend

  • Norman
  • OK
Jeanne garner. And. John. Garner said : Guest Report Sep 14, 2022 at 9:29 PM

My best friend both blessed our lord. God husbands children Families until we meet again. Love you

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  • Missouri
Jerry McNeive said : Guest Report Sep 14, 2022 at 12:43 PM

Pat worked for many in The General Counsel's at Laclede Gas Company for many years. Pat was bright and a hard worker who enjoyed a good laugh when the occasion warranted. Most of all, she was a fine person , a great friend to many and certainly will be missed by all who knew her. My condolences to Rich and Pat's family. Jerry McNeive

  • Clayton
  • MO
Tami Werries said : Guest Report Sep 13, 2022 at 1:54 PM

I loved your mom! We had such good times our families and yours growing up. I will never forget riding the bus into work in St. Louis and just laughing so hard! Every time I came back to Illinois I wanted to see her and Rich. Hugs to you! Our mom’s are in heaven now talking up a storm!

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  • VA
Sue Neeley said : Guest Report Sep 13, 2022 at 11:16 AM

I considered Pat to be one of my very dearest friends, for innumerable sentiments and reasons. Many are the times when she and I would sit over lunch and confide our heartaches to one another. GOD made her and me to be heart -friends; and, I surely do mourn her passing. My most heart-felt sympathies to Rich and the family in whom he and Pat invested so much.

Bill and Bonnie Dickinson said : Guest Report Sep 12, 2022 at 7:03 PM

Oh my what a shock… we just spoke not too long ago… I wish my invitation to stay at our house while Rich was in the hospital would of happened. What a wonderful, fun adventurous lady…. Always up to doing something. You dear lady will be greatly missed.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Cindy Waterson said : Guest Report Sep 12, 2022 at 6:36 PM

Sending prayers and hugs to the family, Aunt Pat will be deeply missed she was a very loving and caring person we were so blessed to have her in our lives 😢❤️

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  • Illinois

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