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Patricia Louise Hicks

September 12, 1946 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 77) 77 Years Old

Patricia Hicks Obituary

Patricia Louise Hicks, beloved mother, grandmother, and friend passed away on Friday, March 1, 2024. Pat, as her family, friends, and former colleagues knew her, was born on September 12, 1946, in Manhattan Kansas.

Pat is survived by her three loving children, Janelle (Tom) Tesar, Robert (Kathleen) Hicks, Tamra (John Cravens) Valadez. She is the grandmother to five grandchildren: Mike (Brittany) Thiem, Anthony (Kelly) Tesar, Elizabeth (Simone Wrencher) Hicks, Patrick Hicks, Samuel Valadez. She is great grandmother to Zack, Kyle, Pacey, Hunter, Benjamin, Liam, Dallas, Quinn, and Colt. Pat also leaves behind the family pet labradoodle, Diego.

The oldest daughter to Margaret and Arthur Hoffman she, and her younger sister Peggy, grew up in Riley Kansas. Pat graduated from the local high school in Kansas and headed to the big city of Chicago. Pat was a tenacious businesswoman and had a lengthy career working in the car business, she retired from the position of Assistant General Manager of Manheim’s Greater Chicago Auto Auction approximately fifteen years ago.  Pat was particularly interested in our National Parks, Elephants, and health related charitable organizations which she donated to throughout her life. Pat loved to read and to learn.

Pat often remarked that she would not be remembered for her career, that her grandchildren would remember her for her cooking which she found ironic because she did not enjoy cooking at all. She cooked for them and with them out of love. But I, Tamra, always told her “I will remember Mom.”

A private family celebration of life will be held at Maher Funeral Home in Tinley Park, IL on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

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Private Service(s)
March 10, 2024

Maher Funeral Home Tinley Park
17101 S. 71st Avenue
Tinley Park, IL 60477


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