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Sharon Kay Hill Ricks, 77, of Kiowa, died Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017.
Sharon was born on Oct. 22, 1939, in Jet, to Joe E. and Frankie (Burton) Hill. She married Bill M. Ricks on June 4, 1960, in Pampa, Texas.
She retired from the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant and later worked for the McAlester Regional Hospital.
Sharon attended Kiowa First Baptist Church for over 50 years and volunteered as the organist, taught various Bible study classes and organized Bible school activities. She also volunteered in her community with the Kiowa Rural Water Board and the Pittsburg County Free Fair Board.
Sharon's hobbies included traveling, playing cards and dominoes with family and friends and watching Wheel-of Forturne.
She is survived by her children, David K. Ricks and wife, Mary, of Jacksboro, Texas; daughter, Mary K. Sweetin, of Pittsburg; sons, Joe D. Ricks, of Kiowa, and Todd L. Ricks and wife, Jamey, of Decatur, Texas; grandchildren, Brady Ricks and wife, Kourtney, of Fort Worth, Texas, Bob Ricks and wife, Dana, Hillary Sweetin-Lewis and husband, Ronald, of Elgin, Lyndi Church and husband, Curtis, of Blanco, Jared Sweetin and wife, Holly, of Pittsburg, Taylor, and Emma, Ethan, Will and Molly Ricks, all of Decatur, Texas; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Garrett, Micaela, Carter, Kaden, Cason, Finley, Reyden and Sadie; brother, Robert "Bob" Hill and wife, Jean, of Seabrook, Texas; sister, Carol Vinson-Ravan and husband, Robert, of Greer, South Carolina, and, numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
Sharon was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Ricks, in 2007, and, parents, Joe and Frankie Hill.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Kiowa First Baptist Church with the Rev. Clarence Brinkley officiating. Interment will follow at Kiowa Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Curtis Church, Ronald Lewis, Brady Ricks, Bob Ricks, Jared Sweetin, Ethan Ricks and Will Ricks.
The family would like to say a special thank you to Kim Porter and Suzie Tackett for their loving care of our mother.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to National Parkinson Foundation www.parkinson.org.
Published on January 10, 2017
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