Mrs. Lona Mae (Nuckles) Hickman, age 92, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on July 1, 1929 in Nickelsville, Virginia. She was the loving daughter of the late, Irson “Bob” Nuckles and Sally Alice (Noel) Starnes. She was raised in Nickelsville, Virginia where she attended school. On May 6, 1950, Lona was united in marriage to Joy Hickman in Gate City, Virginia. This happy union of over 46 years was blessed with seven children. Lona was a former nurses aide for Scarlet Oaks Nursing Home in Cincinnati, Ohio, retiring after 15 years of service. From 1961-1997, she resided in the Cincinnati, Ohio community until moving to the Florence, Indiana community. Lona was a member of The River Apostolic Church in Vevay, Indiana since 1997. She was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed raising her children and spending time with her family. Lona will be remembered for her love of cooking, gardening and traveling. Lona passed away at 11:19 p.m., Saturday, January 22, 2022, at the Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, Indiana.
Lona will be missed by her children, Brenda Barnard of Harrison, OH, Larry Hickman of Rising Sun, IN, Lester Alan Hickman of Florence, IN, Shirley Reece of Seymour, IN, Darlene Marple and her husband, Chuck of Cross Plains, IN and Samuel Hickman and his wife, Sandy of Florence, IN; her son-in-law, Freddie Sharpe of Franklin, IN; her numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as, several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Irson “Bob” Nuckles and Sally Alice (Noel) Starnes; her husband, Joy Hickman, died December 9, 1996; her daughter, Geneva Arlene (Hickman) Sanford Sharpe, died July 20, 2015; her grandchildren, Shannon Ramirez and Michael J. Sanford and baby Larry Hickman; her sister, Margie Vanzant; her brothers, William James Nuckles, Glenn Nuckles, Barney Frank Nuckles, Willard James Nuckles, Fred Nuckles and Lowell Nuckles; her sons-in-law, John Barnard and Eddie Reece and her daughter-in-law, Barbara Hickman.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 29, 2022, at 1:00 p.m., by Bro. Anthony Wilks at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.
Committal Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 1, 2022, in the East Lawn Funeral Home Chapel in Kingsport, Tennessee.
Memorial contributions may be made to The River Apostolic Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com