Union - Violet Hickey, age 83 of Union died August 28, 2021 at her home. Violet was born June 23, 1938 in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Ross Allen and Esther Beulah (Ethridge) Gibbany. She married Kem "Bounce" Hickey December 3, 1955 in Troy, KS. Violet and Bounce lived in Union and enjoyed over 60 years of marriage. Violet loved her family and spent her life being a wonderful wife, mom, and grandmother. For the last 30 years, she was known as Mother Bones, caring for dolls and creating beautiful ceramics. Many kids spent Saturdays with her, and they were excited to paint and learn from Violet.
She is survived by her husband, Bounce Hickey of Union; children, Faith Hickey of North Richland Hills, TX, Rose Adkins of Nehawka, Ross Hickey of Union and Richard Hickey of Nehawka; 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 2, 2021 at Marshall Funeral Chapel in Nebraska City. Private burial will take place at a later date in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Nehawka.
Visitations will be 1:00 to 8:00 P.M. Wednesday at Marshall Funeral Chapel with the family greeting friends from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
A memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.marshallfuneral.com.
Marshall Funeral Chapel of Nebraska City is in charge of arrangements.
Posted online on August 30, 2021