Elizabeth Hicks
Date of Death: September 10, 2011
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Elizabeth “Swiftie” Johnston Hicks, 86, of West Lafayette, died at 8:10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, at Westminster Village. She was born May 9, 1925, in Brooklyn, N.Y., and was the daughter of the late William B. and Agnes D. Johnston. She graduated from high school in 1942 in Westfield, N.J., and received a bachelor?s…

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Tom and Chris Turpin left a message on September 15, 2011:
Dear Family of Swiftie,

We are so sorry to learn of the death of our friend, your Mom, Swiftie. My husband Tom came to Purdue in 1970 in the department of entomology. We very quickly became acquainted with your Mom and Dad, and enjoyed a lifetime of friendship with them. Over these last few years we frequently saw your Mom at Purdue and Westminster events, and always enjoyed our visits with her. Their love of their family, their adopted community and Purdue will long stay in our hearts. I need to add that my husband was a college baseball player and he always loved your Dad&s &Casey at the Bat&!

Your Mom and Dad are together for all eternity now. We release them with a smile and a fondness of heart, grateful for the example of their lives. May God grant you a peace of heart that only He can provide. Know that your Mom and Dad were both loved.

Fondly, Tom (the Purdue Bug Man) and Chris Turpin

Joe and Sheila Wolinsky left a message on September 14, 2011:
Dear Hicks Family,
We want to extend our deepest sympathy to you at this sad time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sheila and Joe Wolinsky
Kharry Wolinsky left a message on September 13, 2011:
I am so sorry to hear the news about your Mom. Swiftie was one of the great ones!

Kharry Wolinsky
Ann Holder Chezem left a message on September 13, 2011:
Dear Hicks Family (especially my former students, Merilee, Brian, and Lauri),

You are in my thoughts today and I send my sincere sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was a very capable, down-to-earth person whom I admired. Even though she was always busy, she took time to accompany my fourth grade class at Burtsfield on field trips. She contributed in many ways to her community. Your mother must have been very proud of her wonderful children. I feel fortunate to have known your family. My best wishes to all of you-

With sympathy and love,
Ann Holder Chezem
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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