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‘Blondie’ Hicks

Services for Haroldine M. “Blondie” Hicks, 96, Peabody, who died Nov. 13 in Wichita, will be 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Peabody, and 11 a.m. Dec. 2 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Peabody, and Sunset Hill Cemetery, Herington.

Born March 26, 1927, to Herman and Mathilda (Meyer) Blomenkamp on a family farm near Herington, she married Ralph Hicks on Aug. 26, 1951.

She worked as a waitress, crossing guard, and nurse’s aide. The family moved to Peabody in 1968 after spending several years in Salina.

Survivors include daughters Sherri Bowlby of Wichita and Pamela Rickard of Peabody, brother Larry Blomenkamp of Emporia, 7 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 6 great- great-grandchildren.

Her husband, son Earl, brother Duane Blomenkamp, sister Elenora Walker, and a granddaughter preceded her in death.

Memorials have been established with the Peabody’s Christmas light fund and the church.

Last modified Nov. 22, 2023