Kathryn Hickman

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Kathryn Hickman, 80, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, January 29, 2024.
Kathryn was born July 14, 1943, the daughter of Sulie & Maxine (Griffin) Tilbury, who preceded her in death.
She was first married to Ralph Hodges on June 19, 1964. He preceded her in death on October 4, 1981. She then married Richard Hickman on July 9, 1983. He preceded her in death on March 4, 2005.
Kathryn graduated from California R-1 High School in 1961.
She was a lifetime member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in California, Mo. Kathryn worked as a waitress at Nic Nac right out of high school. In 1967 she started working for the City of California Electric Department until her retirement in 2005.
She enjoyed being a member of the Red Hatters Club, playing Bunco with the ladies, going to Wal-Mart, and spending time with family and friends.
Halloween was one of her favorite holidays. She loved it when people would show up all dressed up. On Halloween everyone knew she would have a big pot of chili on and snacks for all to enjoy. Anytime you stopped by her home you would find her cleaning her house or ironing her clothes and always on the telephone.
She is survived by her brother, J.W. (Dub) Tilbury and his wife Andrea of California, Mo., and step-grandson, Nathan and his wife Jill Hickman. She is also survived by several cousins and many friends that she considered family.
Funeral services were held Thursday, February 1, 2024 at Bowlin Cantriel Funeral Service, California, with Pastor Alan Baily officiating.
Burial was at the California City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), California, Mo.
Arrangements were under the direction of Bowlin Cantriel Funeral Service, California, Mo.

Published February 7, 2024