84, Lawrence, Kan.
Venita Beth Downing Hickman passed away at Lawrence Memorial Hospital July 26, 2012. Venita was born Dec 6 1927, in Garden City, Kan. to Oscar OJ Downing & Ruth Meadows Downing. She married Clarence Hickman June 27 1948, at the Methodist Church in Deerfield; Her father-in-law the Rev. M. E. Hickman presided.
Preceded in death by her parents, her husband, brother Michael Downing & sister Rebecca Nugent, and infant granddaughter. She leaves behind her children Randy Hickman of Lawrence, Kan. and Rebecca Paddon of Alberta, Canada; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 5 nieces & nephews.