CLAFLIN — Gloria A. Hickel, 79, passed away in Great Bend, Kan. on May 19th, 2018. Born on February 18th, 1939 in Great Bend, Kan. to Wilfred and Bertha (Koehler) Thill, she was a lifetime Ellinwood and Claflin area resident growing up in Ellinwood and moving to Claflin later in life. Gloria married Charles Hickel on Feb. 20th, 1960 in Ellinwood. He passed away Feb. 18th, 1979.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and altar society, Claflin, and former member of St. Peter and Paul Church.
Survivors include sons, Thomas Hickel (Rita), Donald Hickel, James Hickel (Sheryl); daughter, Deborah Mills; brother, LeRoy Thill (Sharla); sister, Dorothy Wilson; sister in law, Gertrude Hickel. Other survivors include 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband; brothers, Jerry and Bill Thill; granddaughter, Jackie Mills and great-grandson, Levi Kohn.
Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Wednesday May 23rd at St. Peter & Paul Church north of Ellinwood, Kan. with Father Pascal Klein officiating. Burial will follow at St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday, May 22nd with Rosary/Vigil service at 7 p.m. all at St. Peter & Paul Church. Memorials are suggested to St. Peter & Paul Heritage Association or Immaculate Conception Catholic Church altar society in care of Minnis Chapel, PO Box 246, Ellinwood, KS 67526.
Funeral arrangements provided by
P.O. Box 246
Ellinwood, KS 67526
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, May 22, 2018