Sandra “Sandy” Lou Hicks, 79 of Chatham, formerly of Carlinville passed away Tuesday morning, November 15, 2022, at her daughter’s residence. Sandy was born on September 15, 1943, a daughter of Kenneth and Norma E. (Watters) Garrett.
Sandy graduated from Carlinville High School with the class of 1961. She married Thomas Cunningham on February 16, 1962, in Carlinville and later divorced. In 1999, she married Charles David “Bud” Hicks. Sandy worked in the Macoupin County Treasurer’s office for 16 years then was the Carlinville City Clerk for 14 years. She enjoyed bowling, softball, darts, shuffleboard, boating, crafts and camping with friends. Sandy was a “fun seeker” and loved to dance. She was loved by all. One of her favorite sayings was ” if you don’t want to have fun, stay home”. She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church in Carlinville.
Sandy was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister, Judy Bowman.
Sandy is survived by her daughter, Amy Niehaus of Chatham;, son, Tom Cunningham of Medora; step-daughters, Sheila Stokes of Carlinville and Kathy Jo Gooding of Carlinville; eight grandchildren, Jered, Justin, Joshua (Madeline) Niehaus, Alexa Layton, Sammi (Justin) Heggy, Kamryn and Krista Gooding and Mandi Amaxopulos; 4 great-grandchildren; and brothers, Jim (Shelly) Garrett of Villa Grove and Lynden R. “Alby” (Dawn) Albertine of Carlinville.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022, 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home, Carlinville. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Friday, November 18, 2022, at Davis-Anderson Funeral Home with Rev. Cliff Woodman officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Lawn Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.