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Barbara J (Knott) Hickey

April 11, 1942 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Barbara Hickey Obituary

Barbara J. Hickey, 81, passed away on January 31, 2024, in Wichita, Kansas.  She was born on April 11, 1942, to Joseph and Ada Knott. Barbara grew up in Maryland and had an affinity for seafood, fishing and crabbing, boat rides, lighthouses, basically anything done on the water. Barbara was hard working and a people person. She had four children, Barbara, Debbie, Robbie, and Donald with her first husband, Robert Copsey. She later married Chester Davis, a nuclear engineer and a great stepdad, whose job took the family to Wyoming, Texas and finally Kansas. Barbara became a widow in 1984. She met Wes Hickey, Sr., and they married in 1986. Barbara and Wes had gamebirds, went on camping trips, and enjoyed living out in the country until Wes passed away in 1990. Barbara later met John Gilmore, Jr. who was the love of her life and together they shared many adventures.

Barbara was a loving wife and mother who will be greatly missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph, and Ada Knott; husbands, Robert Copsey, Sr., Chester Davis, Wes Hickey, Sr., John Gilmore, Jr. (life partner); sons, Robert “Robbie” Copsey, Jr., Donald Copsey-Davis; siblings, Joseph Knott, Leonard Knott, Catherine Brown, Dorothy Bowles, Virginia Strain, and Aloysius Knott.

Barbara is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Rodney) Ridenour, Debbie Copsey (Bob Mace); grandchildren, Bryan Miller, Justin Miller, Jeremy Miller, Jamie (Amanda) Hepner, Melissa Hepner, Heather Davis, Ryan Davis; 5 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, siblings, Agnes Mac Rae and Margaret (Lester) Bridgett.


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February 5, 2024

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Wulf - Ast Mortuary - - Garden Plain Chapel

Graveside Service
February 5, 2024

2:00 PM
Murdock Cemetery
37.62310, -97.93500
Murdock, KS 67111


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