Saturday, July 25, 2009

George Sidles & Mildred May Hickie

George Sidles, son of George and Ella (Thomas) Sidles, was born at Jerome, Iowa, Sept. 8, 1905, and always lived in the vicinity as a farmer.

On Feb. 4, 1937, he was united in marriage with Mildred Hickie. They had three daughters: Mrs. Donald (Louise) Howell of Colfax, Iowa; Mrs. Clayton (Luella) Miller of North Little Rock, Ark., and Janice May, a student at Iowa State University.

Other survivors include three grandchildren; a brother, Peter Sidles of Jerome; three sisters, Georgia Sidles of Centerville, Mrs. Roy (Mary) Mills of Des Moines and Mrs. Eugene (Martha) Orr of Austin, Minn.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe (Janice) Sidles of Seymour, and several nephews and nieces.

George held office in several farm organizations on both county and local levels with conservation a major interest.

Some three years ago a severe heart attack forced his retirement from the farm and led to his moving to Colfax a year ago. Last spring a malignancy of the bones developed which caused his death Sept. 26.

During his illness those who cared for him often spoke of his patent endurance and fine spirit. A deep faith became apparent and he was baptized Sept. 16, 1967, to express his trust in God.
A loving and devoted husband and father, a faithful, helpful brother and friend, he will be missed by all who knew him.

Funeral service was Oct. 1 at the Jerome Methodist church with Rev. Kermit Gladfelder officiating. Pallbearers were John Cerato, Neil Eddy, Milan Davis, Earl Powell, Paul McElvain and Marvelle McElvain. Soloist was Vernon Gold Jr., accompanied by Mrs. Barney Mallett. Burial was in the Jerome cemetery.
George & Mildred Hickie Sidles
Gravestone in the Jerome Cemetery
Mildred May Hickie Sidles was born 20 January 1910 in Sewal, Wayne County, Iowa, daughter of John Henry Hickie and Lydia Ann Darrah, died 14 April 2005 in Girard, Crawford County, Kansas, and was buried in the Jerome Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa. She married 4 February 1937 in Fremont George Sidles. Three children were born of this union: Louise, Luella and Janice.

Mildred and George lived on a farm they owned in Appanoose County until George's death in 1967.

For 30 years, Mildred was a member of the Jerome Methodist Church where she taught Sunday School and was active in the United Methodist Women. She also was a leader of the Lincoln Luckies 4-H Club for over 10 years and enjoyed her participation in the neighborhood Booster Club.

Funeral services were at the Randolph Funeral Home in Corydon, Iowa, on Monday, April 18, with Rev. Ross Blount officiating. Burial was in the Jerome Cemetery, Appanoose County, Iowa.
George Sidles information transcribed from Seymour Area Death Notices and Obituaries, Items #7-8 on FHL Film #1673236. Mildred May Hickie information transcribed from post by Richard Inman on 28 April 2005 to the Jerome Cemetery on

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