Bedford-Elizabeth Ann Hickerson, 77, of Bedford went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 5, 2021.
Born December 22, 1943, in Leavenworth, KS, she was the daughter of Hans and Mary Ann (Knab) Goetz. She married Charles “Doug” Hickerson on August 13, 1966, in Leavenworth, KS. They moved to Mitchell, IN in 1969. Doug preceded her in death in May of 1988. She retired as a sales associate from Wal-Mart after 28 years of service. Elizabeth was a member of St. Vincent De Paul and St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She had played volleyball on leagues at the Boys and Girls Club for 45 years. Elizabeth loved God, her family and friends, and she loved all animals.
Survivors include two daughters: Cheri Mannix and her husband Chris of Bedford, Kelly Spivey of Indianapolis, a granddaughter, Kenna Spivey of Indianapolis; a sister, Mary Louise “Blue Eyes” (Jack) Angello of Leavenworth, KS; two brothers, Alfred (Clara) Goetz, and John (Bobbi) Goetz both of Leavenworth, KS; a brother-in-law, Jim (Betsy) Hickerson of Mansfield AR; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a grandson Christopher L. Mannix II, a sister Anna Marie Heintzelman, and a brother George Goetz.
Following Elizabeth’s wishes, cremation was chosen. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at a later date in the Shamrock Center of the St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church. The family asks that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to one of the charities Elizabeth supported: White River Humane Society, Becky’s Place, or the Men’s Warming Shelter.