Verna Alice (Sechler) Hickman

Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - May 1, 2001
Verna Alice (Sechler) Hickman
Formerly of Bethel Park

Verna Alice (Sechler) Hickman, 93, died peacefully Saturday, April 28, 2001, at the Baptist Home. She was born Jan. 19, 1908, in Upper Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County to Walter and Susan (Younkin) Sechler. Verna married Elton H. Hickman on June 2, 1938, who preceded her in death on June 16, 1987. Her brother Earl also preceded her in death, as did Tom, Robert and Daniel Gordon, all foster sons.

She is survived by a niece, Earlene (Ed) O'Brien; nephews, Eldon (Loretta), Eugene (Bonnie) and Everett (Chris) Sechler, all of Somerset County; foster son, Kenneth G. (Judy) Martin; also Patricia Gordon, widow of Dan Gordon. Mrs. Hickman was a former owner of Hickman Gardens in Bethel Park.

Visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the DAVID J. HENNEY FUNERAL HOME, 6364 Library Road, Route 88, South Park. Funeral service Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park, with the Rev. Rosemary Dodson officiating. Interment in Somerset County Memorial Park with the Rev. Charles P. Martin officiating the graveside committal. In keeping with her concern for the hungry of the world, memorials may be made to Heifer Project International, P.O. Box 808, Little Rock, AR. 72203.

[Verna A. (Sechler) Hickman, Susan E. (Younkin) Sechler, John F., Rev. Harmon, John J., Jacob, Henrich]



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