Hicks_Harriet_webHarriet M. Hicks, age 83, of La Porte City, and formerly of Sterling, IL, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo.

She was born August 7, 1930, in Harmon, IL, the daughter of Edward P. and Agnes (Meekel) Blackburn. Harriet married Robert F. Hicks on January 14, 1967, in Florida. He preceded her in death on July 27, 2002.

In earlier years, Harriet worked as at First National Bank and the A&P grocery store in Sterling. She later worked at the La Porte City Nursing and Rehab Center and Friendship Village in Waterloo.

Survivors include a son, Michael (Linette) Hicks of La Porte City; a stepdaughter, Rita (Denny) Staebell of Waterloo; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; a sister, Josephine (Russell) Slater of Sterling, IL. and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a stepson, Bobby Hicks; a brother, Peter Blackburn and four sisters, Teresa Lowrie, Roseann Blackburn, Eileen Blackburn and Mary Hicks.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held April 23, 2014, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in La Porte City. A second visitation was held later that day at Chapel Hill Funeral Home with burial in the Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon, IL.

Memorials may be directed to the family.

Condolences can be left at www.KearnsFuneralService.com