Zetta Hicks Ames
The subject of this sketch, Mrs. Zetta Hicks Ames was born Oct. 5, 1862.
Departed this life March 11, 1915, aged 52 years, 5 months and 6 days.
She was the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hicks and was reared in
this neighborhood. For the past several years, with her husband and
daughter; she has resided on a farm near Tamaroa. She was married
Sept. 19, 1894 to Frank Ames of Monroe County, Ill. who with their
daughter Miss Hazel Ames are left to mourn the loss of a devoted wife
She also leaves to mourn her departure an aged father and mother, one
brother, Elmer Hicks, of Benton, Ill. and two sisters, Mrs. Eva Horner,
of Chester, Ill., and Mrs. Ethel Martin, of Scheller, Ill., besides a
large circle of other relatives and friends.
Of an exceedingly amiable and cheerful disposition, Mrs. Ames possessed
the faculity of making friends of all with whom she came in contract,(sp)
and her death is sincerely mourned by all who knew her. Mrs. Ames had been
in poor health for some time, but her passing away came suddenly as she
appeared as well as usual the day before she died. Death due to heart failure.
Funeral obsequies were conducted Friday, March 12th at Dryden M.E. Church
by Rev. G.A. Phelps, of Omaho (sp), Ill., and the body laid to rest in Dryden
Dearest one, we must lay thee
In the peaceful graves embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Til we see thy heavenly face
Peaceful by thy silent slumber,
Peaceful in thy grave so low,
Thou no more will join our number
Thou no more our songs will
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled,
And in Heaven, with joy to greet
Where no farewell, tears are shed.
Mrs. Hattie Hicks
Submitted by: Cindy Ford