10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, August 27th at
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Elkhart
Mass of the Resurrection: 11:00 a.m.
Saturday August, 27 at the church
Celebration of Life: After the
Saturday services in the Lincoln College Cafeteria,
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
Betty J. Hickey of Mount Pulaski, formerly of
Elkhart, passed away at 12:03a.m. on Thursday August
25, 2016 at Vonderlieth Living Center in Mount
Pulaski. She was born February 4, 1923 in Mt.
Pulaski, to Oswald and Theresa Greenig Brooker. She
married James T. Hickey on August 30, 1947.
Surviving is one daughter, Sister Julie Hickey OSU
of San Antonio, TX, one brother; Kenneth (Dorothy)
Brooker of Mount Pulaski, and a niece and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two
sisters and her husband.
Betty was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Elkhart.
Besides her creative, energetic presence as a wife
and mother on Pine Lodge Farm, Betty managed the
Abraham Lincoln Museum Gift Shop, Mrs. Lincoln’s
Neighborhood and the Abraham Lincoln Book Shop; all
in Springfield. Upon her retirement, she and her
husband Jim delighted in entertaining family and
friends at “barn parties” on their farm. Betty was
also instrumental in planning the Grand Soiree at
the Lincoln College, volunteering at the Mount
Pulaski Historical Society, the Elkhart American
Legion Auxiliary and the Red Cross. She was a member
of the Elks Club in Lincoln. She leaves us the
legacy of a deep faith, a vibrant love of life, and
a gift of always caring for others. She often said
the motivation for helping was a tribute to her
husband and her parents.
The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11:00
a.m. Saturday August, 27 2016 at St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church in Elkhart, with Reverend Jeffrey
Laible officiating. Visitation will be held one hour
prior to the Mass of the Resurrection
(10:00-11:00a.m.) on Saturday August 27, 2016 at St.
Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow the
Mass at Holy Cross Cemetery in Lincoln.
A Celebration of Betty’s life will be held at the
Lincoln College Cafeteria for continued stories and
fellowship immediately following graveside services.
Memorial contributions may be made to: St. Patrick’s
Catholic Church, Elkhart, Ursuline Sisters of the
Roman Union Central Province (Susan Whelan Ursuline
Sisters of Central Province, 353 South Sappington
Road, St. Louis, MO. 63122 ph. (314) 821-6884 or
online at www.osucentral.org) or Mount Pulaski
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