In Memory

Ruth Ann Peak (Hickman)


Ruth Ann Hickman, age 78 of Marion, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2023. On January 18, 1945, she was born to the late George and Florence (Craft) Peak in Marion, and in December of 1976, she married the love of her life, John Hickman, Sr.

Ruth graduated from Marion Harding High School in 1963, and she went on to work for Abbott, Fulfillment, and Marion General Hospital. She was a homemaker at heart who always put taking care of her family first. She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church.

She is survived by her children John (Pam) Hickman, Jr., of Morral, Rhonda Millington of Morral, Kelly (Steve) Brown of Marion, Beth Millington of Morral, Shawn (Don) Lucas of Marion, and Joe (Betsy) Hickman of Marion; her grandchildren James (Abby) Brown, John (Ashley) Hickman, III, Cory (Courtney) Brown, Michael Hickman, Timothy Brown, Daniel (Tiffany) Hickman, Geddy Foulk, Aleks Kohler, Dusty Brugler, Austin Hickman, and Autumn (Kalob) Mattix; and her great-grandchildren Emerson, Griffin and Victor Brown, Alexiya and Corebyn Jones, John (IV) and Brooklyn Hickman, Gwen and Alexander Brown, Leora, Maggie and Mikey Hickman, Drevin and Ariah Coats, Lydia Brown, James and Kearstyn Cady, Zaylynn and Kyara Hickman, Ryaleigh and Hendrix Foulk, Bella and Remington Kohler, Garrett Brugler, and Bentley, Kayson and Winston Mattix.

She will be greeted in Heaven by her loving husband and best friend John Hickman, Sr. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her in-laws William “Bill” and Dorothy Hickman, her brother James Peak, and stepsister Elaine Allard.

Her family would like to extend their thanks to Presidential Post-Acute and Gentiva Hospice for helping to make Ruth’s last days as comfortable as possible. To all the amazing friends that she carried with her throughout her journey, your friendships will never be forgotten.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 from 10 am to 12 pm at the Boyd Funeral Home. Services will take place at 12 pm at the funeral home with burial to follow at La Rue Cemetery.