|V. Henrietta (Miller) Hickman|
|Date Of Birth:||July 12, 1928|
|Date Of Death:||November 16, 2010|
|Service Date:||Burial ~ East Hill Cemetery ~ Morgantown, Indiana|
Vestal Henrietta (Miller) Hickman of Morgantown passed away on
Tuesday, November 16th, 2010 at Indiana Heart Hospital in
Indianapolis. Born July 12th, 1928 in Morgan County to the late
Chester A. and Chattie (Wade) Miller, she graduated from Morgantown
High School in 1946. Henrietta attended Franklin College and
graduated from Canterbury College in 1950. She majored in Business Education
and Music; she also belonged to the social sororities Delta Delta
Delta & Alpha Theta Epsilon.
Henrietta married Asbury "Mac" Hickman on September 29th, 1951 in
Morgantown; he preceded her in death on February 14th, 2000. They
resided in Martinsville until 1956, at which time they moved to
Orlando, FL and entered into business with his parents.
During the 1940's and 1950's, Henrietta was a secretary in several
offices at Camp Atterbury, and Secretary at Morgan County Insurance Agency in
She taught in many schools in Florida, including ones in Leesburg,
Groveland, Titusville and Jacksonville. Henrietta attended many colleges and
universities while living in Florida.
In 1960, she became Secretary/Treasurer of Hickman Manufacturing in
Leesburg, FL, manufacturer of institutional casework. While living
in Leesburg, she helped organize the Pink Ladies Auxiliary of
Leesburg General Hospital. Henrietta was a member of Triangle Club,
Leesburg and a charter member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter, Epsilon
Sigma Alpha. She held many offices in the Leesburg Junior Woman's
Club and was honored for her work by being make a lifetime honorary
member of the Junior and Senior Woman's Clubs of Leesburg.
Henrietta was a member of the Morrison Memorial Methodist Church,
Leesburg, where she sang in the choir and was active in a Women's
She was a charter member of Morgan County History & Genealogy
Association, a member of Morgan County Historic Preservation
Society, a member of the Historic Landmarks Foundation of Indiana
and a member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Henrietta was a member of the Morgantown United Methodist Church
where she taught Sunday School in the Children's Department and
served as Church Historian for over 25 years.
She is survived by her sister: Mary Elizabeth (Miller) Stockton of
Morgantown; nephew Thomas A. Stockton and his wife Maryann of
Indianapolis; niece Kay L. Stockton of Morgantown and several other
nieces and nephews; two infants: Susan Elizabeth & Christopher
M. Hickman preceded her in death.
A fellowship gathering to celebrate the life of Henrietta will be
held Saturday, November 20, 2010, at the Morgantown United
Methodist Church from 2-4pm. Burial will at East Hill Cemetery in
Morgantown. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made
in honor of Henrietta to the charity of the donor's choice.