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Lehman Cemetery
Wednesday October 28th, 2015
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Cara Lou Hicks

Cara Lou Hicks, 73, of Payne, passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.

Cara Lou was born in Paulding on November 29, 1941, a daughter of the late Elizabeth E (Yenser) and Leonard A Zartman.

She worked in Executive Benefits at Lincoln National Life for 17 years, but her greatest achievement was her family. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Her family & friends will always cherish her kind smile & laugh. Cara Lou loved to travel, play the slots and always made the most of the holidays.    

On Oct 13, 1962 Cara Lou married Carles Hicks.

She will be sadly missed by her husband, Carles; 2 children, Kathy (Michael) Priest of Payne & Michael (Julie) Hicks of Bethlehem, PA; 6 grandchildren, Matthew & Amanda Larimore, Jay (Katy) & Sara Priest and Miranda & Ethan Hicks and lifelong best friend, Jeanette Miller of Payne.

Her brothers, Ray & James Zartman preceded her in death.

Viewing is Wednesday 4 - 8 pm  at Dooley Funeral Home, 5761 SR 500, Payne. 

Services are private.

Memorials to American Heart Assn. 

Condolences and fond memories may be shared at www.dooleyfuneralhome.com 

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Cara Lou Hicks, please visit our flower store.


We so wanted to share our condolences in person but we were both with colds. We are so sorry for your loss. Cara was a good landlord and will be remembered for her kind and generous ways.

Gary and Kris Kipker Oct 29 2015 12:00 AM

Aunt Cara's laughter at Mamaw and Papaw's house is such a warm memory of my childhood. Wether we were there for Christmas or just a weekend morning for gravy & biscuits, she was always telling funny stories and doing her share of teasing. Carl, Kathy, and all other family members, I send you my deepest sympathies. I know that Aunt Cara will be missed and I wish that I could be there for her service. Know that you will be in my heart today!


Rachelle Patton (Shelly) Oct 28 2015 12:00 AM

Carl and family--although it's been a long time since I saw you all, I remember fondly how much Mom enjoyed spending time with you. When I saw the picture of Cara in the boat, fishing, I thought of Mom and her fishing. You guys were so good to her. I know that they will see each other again. Prayers for you all.

Barb McCarthy Oct 28 2015 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Oct 27 2015 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Oct 27 2015 12:00 AM

With Kathy as my witness, Cara & I often joked that I was her 2nd daughter & her my 2nd mom. After years of camping, carpooling and slumber parties Cara will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks to Carl, Kathy and Mike for sharing a special lady. Love, Glenda & Jerry

Glenda & Jerry Schaefer Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM

My prayers to the entire family of Cara Hicks. I had the great pleasure of knowing Cara since I was in high school. Spent time with her family and then later in life, I lived in a house her and Carl owned. They were always good to me and my daughter Sam. My heart goes out to all of her family and I pray for peace for all of you.

Tara Hannahs Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM

Prayers for the family!! Oh the memories of Saddle Club days!! Horseback riding,bonfires and outhouses!!! We had a lot of laugh and memories!!


Darwin&Ursula Riley Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Rob and Jessica Davis Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM

Carl, Kathy, Mike and families, we would like to express our deepest sympathy . Cara was a dear friend and neighbor. We enjoyed many fun times with she and Carl. We will miss her very much. Bless you all. She is riding like the wind into Heaven.

Leo and Garnett Beagle Oct 26 2015 12:00 AM

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