JoEllen Hicks, 41, of Linn, formally of Lexington, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach.
JoEllen was born June 11, 1967 in Lexington, the daughter of James L. and Joanne Gadt.
She married Kevin Hicks July 10, 1987 in Henrietta; he survives of the home. JoEllen was currently serving as the Linn Junior/Senior High School Principal.
In addition to her husband, survivors include: one son, Brian, of the home; her parents, James and Joanne Gadt of Lexington; one brother and sister-in-law, Mark Gadt and his wife, Janet, of Greenville, N.C.; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Merlin and Linda Hicks of Henrietta; and a host of extended family and friends.
Memorial donations may be made to the Brian Hicks Educational Fund.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, at the Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, July 24, at the First Baptist Church in Lexington, with the Rev. Aubrey Burke officiating. Interment will follow in Lexington Memory Gardens.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel in Linn.