Adella Ruth Hickerson

Adella Ruth Hickerson, 88, died peacefully in her sleep on Sept. 17, 2021 in Parsons. Ruth was born on March 1, 1933, on Broomes Island, Maryland to the late John and Burdette Mister.

Ruth is survived by her children, Terry Sweeney (Mike), Connie Howard (Benny), Wendy Fancher (Shawn), Billy Barnes and Kristie Sciler; eight grandchildren, Robbie Sciler, Kristopher Sciler, Gregory Gee, Rachael Russell, Joel Russell, Grant Wood, Jake Fancher, and Mason Barnes; seven great-grandchildren, Brittney, Leah, Swayzie, Phenix, Little Joel, Jackson and Olivia; and three great-great-grandchildren, Bentley, Riley and Hadley. She is also survived by one sister, Joyce McCready; and by her many friends and her family at the First United Methodist Church of Parsons. She will be missed dearly by all.

She was preceded by her husbands, William Barnes and Alson Hickerson;  and her brothers, Cleve Mister and Carl Mister.

As she wished, there will be no funeral services. There will be a private memorial service for the family at a later date.

Ruth asked that in lieu if flowers, to celebrate her life by sending a donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in her honor.

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