Ruth Pearl Hickey, 90, Osage City: Jan. 18, 1929 – March 2, 2019 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Ruth Pearl Hickey, 90, Osage City: Jan. 18, 1929 – March 2, 2019

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Ruth Pearl Hickey, 90, passed away on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at her home in Osage City, Kan. She was born on Jan. 18, 1929, on the family farm near Olivet, Kan., the daughter of Arthur and Elva Stephens Jones.

Ruth grew up in the Olivet area and had lived in Lyndon, Kan., for many years before moving to Osage City in 1993. Ruth had worked for Blue Cross Blue Shield, in Topeka, Kan., and was a homemaker for most of her life.

Ruth was married to Merle Hickey on Sept. 10, 1945, in Seattle, Wash.

Ruth was preceded in death by her husband, Merle, on Sept. 10, 1991; her parents, Arthur and Elva; and her five siblings, Thelma, Alton, Arlene, Donnie and Larry.

Ruth is survived by her son, Gary (Deborah) Hickey, of Osage City; daughter, Debra Dickerhoof, Emporia, Kan.; granddaughter, Beth (Shane) Weimer; and two great-grandchildren, Josey and Jake Weimer.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, March 8, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. Burial will be in the Lyndon Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions for Ruth may be made to Lyndon High School for the Honor Flight program, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Online condolences can be left at

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