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Mabel Leigh (Hicks) Gaines

Mabel Leigh (Hicks) Gaines, 85, of Lenexa, Kan. peacefully left this life Friday, March 14, 2014 at Shawnee Mission Hospital.

Mabel was born Aug. 16, 1928 to Gordan and Mabel Hicks of Gladstone.  She was a graduate of North Kansas City High School. She was married to Elwood Gaines of Orrick, Mo. on April 12, 1950. They lived most of their lives in Richmond, where she was a mother and homemaker. Mabel and Elwood were avid golfers and enjoyed many activities with friends and family at Shirkey Golf Course.

Elwood preceeded her in death along with two sisters and two brothers.

Her surviving sister, Francis Ryan, (who was vigilant in helping Mabel remember to take her meds), resides in Madison, Wisc.  Mabel was a member of United Methodist Church of Richmond.  Mabel leaves  behind a son and his wife, Dennis and Beth Gaines of Vallaho, Calif. and Denise and Jim Clark of Lenexa, Kan., six grand children, two great-grand children, seven nieces and eight nephews. Services will be held at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, at 2:30 on Sunday, March 16.

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