Ruth M. Hicks, age 83, was called home on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Carriage Court Assisted Living in Hilliard after a lengthy illness. Ruth is survived by children: Kathy (Charles) Johnson of Chillicothe Oh, Kitty (Roger) Hall of Columbus Oh, William L. (Nicole) Hicks Jr. of Columbus Oh; Siblings: Rev. Orville Jr. Wells of New York, Rev. Robert L. (Karen) Wells of Orient Oh, Mary Jane Johnston of Plain City Oh, Wayne (Kathy) Wells of Gahanna Oh, Sister-in-law: Camilla Wells (Fred) of Columbus Oh; preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, William L. Hicks, parents Orville and Elsie (Miller) Wells, granddaughter Ruthie Harvey, brother Fred Wells, She will be missed by her 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great- grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. She dearly loved her family and their visits would always bring out her special smile as she reminisced about family get togethers. Ruth was a dedicated servant of the Lord who loved to share God's word with others. If you were to visit her home, you could hear her playing her organ as she sang unto the Lord. If she wasn't playing, she would be reading her bible. She was a lifelong member of the Apostolic Gospel Church of West Jefferson where she taught Sunday School for a number of years as well as played the organ, piano, keyboard, accordion and guitar for the church.
She later attended the New Hope Apostolic Church in Darby Dale.
She was also a school bus driver for the Hilliard School District for 30 years.
Due to the current health crisis, a private, immediate-family visitation will be held Wednesday, April 22, 2020, from 10:00 to 11:00 am, at the Rader-McDonald-Tidd Funeral Home, 1355 W. Main St., West Jefferson, Ohio, 43162. A graveside service will follow at the Big Darby Creek Cemetery at 11:30 AM. With Pastor Henry Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made in Ruth’s name to the Apostolic Gospel Church, 153 E. Pearl Street, West Jefferson, Ohio, 43162 or to the New Hope Apostolic Church, 6661 London Groveport Road, Darbydale, Ohio, 43123.
Considering the current health situation, a celebration of life memorial
service will be held at a later date when deemed appropriate at the Apostolic
Gospel Church in West Jefferson Ohio. When a date has been determined, it will be posted on the church's Facebook Page as well as through individual text messages sent by the family.