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COVINGTON, Ind. - Carolyn L. (Astell) Hickman, 89, of Covington, Ind., passed at 1:46 a.m. EDT Thursday, March 23, 2017, at her son's home in Monon, Ind., surrounded by her family.
Carolyn was born July 28, 1927, in Marshfield, Ind. She was the daughter of Oliver P. and Kathryn E. (Etnire) Astell. She was a 1945 graduate of West Lebanon High School.
She married Lloyd Hickman on Aug. 18, 1945, in Marshfield. He preceded her in death on Feb. 11, 2013.
She lived east of State Line, Ind., for many years before moving to Covington in 1973.
Carolyn worked for Walgreen Accounting in Danville, Ill., for 13 years, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Benson Chapel United Methodist Church and Benson Chapel United Methodist Women. She also was a member of Order of Eastern Star Troy Chapter 145 receiving her 50-year pin.
She enjoyed sewing, quilting and baking. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Surviving with are two sons, Harold Hickman (wife: Susan) of Greenwood, Ind., and Kenneth Hickman (wife: Sharon) of Monon, Ind.; a daughter, Karen Auble (husband: Randall) of Indianapolis; two brothers, Clair Astell (wife: Mildred) of Catlin, Ill., and Richard Astell (wife: Cherie) of West Lebanon, Ind.; seven grandchildren, Scott Hickman (Dru), Amanda Higgins (Allen), Brad Hickman (Nikki), Jason Hickman (Stacey), Kyle Hickman (Tiffany), Melanie Magdalinos (Nick) and David Auble (Karuna Anantharaman); 11 great-grandchildren, Jacob Hickman, Connor Hickman, A.J. Higgins, Allie Higgins, Katelyn Fellows, Madelyn Fellows, Gabriella Magdalinos, Kayleigh Hickman, Blake Hickman, Cora Hickman, and Teddy Hickman; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Carolyn was preceded in death by infant brother, David James Astell; brother, John O. Astell; and a grandson, James Robert Auble.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. EDT Sunday, March 26, at Benson Chapel United Methodist Church, 7114 W US Highway 136, Covington, Ind., with OES services at 6:45 p.m. EDT. Services will be at 11 a.m. EDT Monday at the church with Pastor Christy Bennett officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Covington.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Benson Chapel United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.gradyfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 23, 2017
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