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Eleanore Mae Hickman

July 12, 1916 ~ November 25, 2016 (age 100)


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Eleanore Mae Hickman, 100 of Emlenton passed away November 25, 2016 at Sugar Creek Station.

She was born on July 12, 1916 in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County.  She was the youngest of six siblings of John G. Vorous and Estella L. Sharrar Vorous. 

Eleanore attended the one room McCoy Public School until 8th grade, prior to graduating from Emlenton High School.  It was Eleanore’s job to help her family’s dairy farm by delivering milk every morning using a horse and wagon before school.

 On February 7, 1933, at the age of 16, she and Harry Lewis Hickman Jr. eloped. They drove to West Virginia, and ate Swiss steak and peach pie at their secret wedding dinner.  In 1937 her first son Larry W. Hickman was born, followed in 1940 by her twins Ronald and Rita.

 Eleanore and Harry founded the Hickman Lumber Company in 1938. They ran the company together, Mrs. Hickman was the secretary and receptionist for many years before retiring in 1975.  Eleanore and Harry enjoyed 65 happy years together before her beloved Harry passed away in 1997.

They were lifetime members of the Rankin Chapel UMC, Scrubgrass Grange, and Eleanore was a member of the United Methodist Women of the Church.  In 2010, she and her developmentally disabled son Ronald were featured in the documentary film Eleanore & the Timekeeper, which showed in film festivals around the world.

 She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Ida M. Campbell, Edna E. Johnston and Mary M. Campbell; two brothers John G. and William S. Vorous, ­her daughter and son in law Jean and Rita Wilmouth, and her granddaughter Lauren Best.

 Eleanore leaves behind a large loving family, including her two sons Larry and his wife Gayle and Ronald Hickman,  five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren. Her secrets to longevity include eating two eggs for breakfast every morning, and drinking frequent Pina Coladas.

 Her family wishes to thank the staff of Sugar Creek Station, the VNA Hospice nurses, the Ace Family, and Kay Parker for taking such good care of Eleanore during her final years. 

 Donations can be made to the Easter Seals Foundation, as well as the Venango VNA Hospice.

 

Family will receive friends at the Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home, 109 Emlenton Street, Clintonville, on Monday, November 28, 2016 from 7-9 and again on Tuesday from 10-12 with the funeral service to take place at the funeral home at noon with the Pastor Denise Mains officiating from Rankin Chapel Church.

 Condolences can be emailed by visiting www.mckinleyfuneralhome.net


 Service Information

Visitation
Monday
November 28, 2016

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home
109 Emlenton St
Clintonville, PA 16372

Visitation
Tuesday
November 29, 2016

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home
109 Emlenton St
Clintonville, PA 16372

Funeral Service
Tuesday
November 29, 2016

12:00 PM
Larry E. McKinley Funeral Home
109 Emlenton St
Clintonville, PA 16372


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