The Ottumwa Courier

June 15, 2013

Geraldine Hixson


Ottumwa Courier

HEDRICK — Geraldine Hixson, 95, of Hedrick, died at 9:12 a.m. June 14, 2013, at Vista Woods Care Center.

She was born Aug. 11, 1917, north of Hedrick in Keokuk County to Gilbert and Mazy Ott Millikin. She married John C. Hixson on Jan. 25, 1937. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2006.

A 1935 graduate of Delta High School, Geraldine and her husband lived north of Hedrick most of their lives. She had worked at Wilson’s Grocery in Hedrick. The couple spent 20 winters in Tempe and Mesa, Ariz.

She was a member of Hedrick Christian Church, Past Worthy Matron of Hedrick Order of Eastern Star, and after its closure became a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter #549 in Ollie. Geraldine was a District Instructor Order of Eastern Star, Grand Warder Order of Eastern Star of Iowa and served on the Educational Board of Eastern Star of Iowa.

Surviving are three daughters, Roselyn (Ed) Hall of Ft. Smith, Ark., Bonnie (Charlie) McMillan of Junction City, Kan., Connie (Bob) Garrison of Springfield, Mo.; a son, Danny (Teresa) Hixson of Hedrick; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Goldie Slate, Berene Huyck and infant Bernice Millikin; a brother, DeVerne Millikin.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Hornback officiating. Burial will be in Abel Cemetery.

Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday with the family present from 5-7 p.m. Monday. An Order of Eastern Star service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ollie Chapter #549 Order of Eastern Star or Hospice serving Wapello & Davis Counties, 927 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Ottumwa, Iowa 52501.


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