Dixie A. (Coomer) Hickrod, 78 passed away Monday January 18, 2010 at the DeaconessHospital in Evansville. She was born Nov. 18, 1931 in Princeton, IN to Frank E. and Mildred (Miley)
Coomer. Dixie retired in
1994 as a Registered Nurse working for 43 years for Dr. James F. Peck and Dr.
Bruce Brink Sr. She had lived in Princeton her entire
She graduated from PrincetonHigh School in 1949 and was active on the reunion committee. She
was a member of the Union Bethel Presbyterian Church rural Patoka, Beta Sigma
Phi Laureate Chapter and held many offices in the state organization. She was a
member of the Shiloh Union Bethel Homemakers Club, a member of the American
Legion Ladies Aux. for 58 years and was the first President of the Jr. Legion
Aux. at age 15. She was a member of the V.F.W. Ladies Aux., the Salvation Army
Aux. where she devoted many hours to help with fund raising and tornado
disaster relief. She was a Past President of the Gibson County Chapter of the
American Cancer Society. She was a graduate of VincennesUniversity and Wishard Hospital School of Nursing.
Dixie is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Sandy and Barry Bane of
Patoka; son and daughter-in-law Rick and Kathy Hickrod
of Princeton; two brothers Richard (Susan) Coomer of
Seabrook Island, SC, and James D. Coomer of
Princeton; five grandchildren, Justin (Errin) Carr,
Brad (Brooke) Bane, Greg (Stacey) Bane, Sarah (Matt) Deputy, and Rebekah (Matt) Holden; 10 great-grandchildren; several
nieces and nephews and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 55 years Harold
Dean Hickrod in 2007.
Funeral Services will be Thursday January 21, 2010 at the Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with the
Rev. Jarmon Perkins and Rev. Ralph Walters officiating.
Burial will be in WalnutHillCemetery in Ft.Branch, IN. Visitation will be from 4 until Wednesday at the funeral home.