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Ila Jean Hickman

Mar. 17, 1931 - May 30, 2021

Date of Service: Jun. 5, 2021

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BURLEY – Ila Jean Hickman, 90, a beloved junior high school teacher, passed away Sunday, March 30, 2021, at her daughter’s home in Burley.

She was born March 17, 1931, in St. George, Utah, to Cecil Lee Haycock and Orthelia Morrill Haycock.

Jean was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Hickman; brother, Claire Haycock; and sister, Amy Thiebert. She is survived by her brother, Larry Haycock; and her three children, John (Linda) Hickman, Lori (Dale) Topliff, Connie Hickman; and her numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Jean attended BYU Provo, where she obtained her degree in Education. She was a longtime resident of the Mini-Cassia area, where she taught History and Physical Education in school, worked in the public library and raised her children. She taught for the Cassia County School District for 31 years. She sincerely cared about serving others and lifting them up. She took care of whoever needed her help and truly loved doing so.

We want to give special thanks and appreciation to the Burley Intermountain Homecare & Hospice team for their service over the past few years.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 5, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - Burley Stake Center, located at 2050 Normal Ave., in Burley, with Bishop Mark Dallon officiating. Burial will be in Grand View Cemetery in Elba.

A live webcast of the Funeral Service will be available at the following link: https://youtu.be/-GWrzUtDkok.

Family and friends will be received from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, at Rasmussen-Wilson Funeral Home, 1350 E. 16th St., in Burley, and at the church on Saturday, from 10 until 10:45 a.m.

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From Lois F.:
Prayers for you all during this difficult time. Connie & family your mom was a great lady, and great teacher! May God lift you up at this time and always.
From Cheri Walker Brown:
So sorry about your loss Lori and Connie and family, just wanted you to know that your mom sure was a blessing in my life. When I was in junior high she was like a second mom to me. She had the best smile and laughter. If you ever needed to talk she would always listen. My heart breaks for you and hugs and prayers are being sent your way.
From Ray and Kathy Muir:
Our love to your awesome family. Jean was an amazing woman and so are each of you. You have been such a great example in caring for your dear mother. May you always be comforted by sweet memories.
From Charlene Nagle Godding:
Mrs. Hickman was my History teacher in junior high. She was passionate, enthusiastic, and caring to her students. She directed our 1776 play during the Bicentennial. As one of my father’s colleagues, our family has cherished her friendship for years. May her families’ reminiscing be a comfort at this time.
From Scott and Chris Horsley & family:
Our family has wonderful memories of Sister Hickman and the great influence she has been to so many. Our love and thoughts to each of you at this time.
From cindy hotchkiss:
Jeane was one of my favorite teachers in school.also had her as a neighbor..wonderful person..glad to have to known her..May she rest in peace.
From Ann Garn:
We served in a calling each from different wards but together and I so appreciate her service and enjoyed serving with her.
From Vickie Fullmer- Tracy:
John, my love and sympathy to you and your family. Your Mom was a wonderful example of how to love and serve others. I am sorry about her passing, but happy for the new adventures she will now have.
From Julie Woodford:
We are so sorry for the loss of your wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Working with Jean at the library, she demonstrated her passion for learning to every man, woman and child that came through those doors. She was particularly careful to help our youngest find just what they wanted and did so with warmth and compassion.
I’m going to miss her laughter and sparkling eyes and zeal for life.
I know we’ll catch up with her again!
Brian & Julie Woodford
From Betty Rasmussen :
Such a wonderful teacher and example of a truly kind and loving lady.
From Althea P:
So sorry for your lost Connie. I enjoyed having her as teacher.
From Toni Stewart:
Jean was my cousin and my dear friend. We went through breast cancer together and cheered each other on through the hard times of that. She was such a strong supporter and always up and encouraging. I will love her for all eternity. Love and prayers to her family.
From Jeanie Kutcher:
I’m so sorry for your loss but love all the memories. Looks like she had a beautiful life and affected many in a positive way.
I became her pen pal after my mom Joyce Wickern (who was her pen pal and FB Buddy) passed away last September. What a wonderful human being.
May she Rest In Peace
From Heidi Lyman:
Mrs. Hickman was such a wonderful teacher and made all of us feel like we were her favorite! What a wonderful person.
From Stephanie (Kenner)warner:
Ila Jean was my teacher they out my adolescent years and a family freind to my grandmother , I will always remember her great wisdom and kind heart . And her warm smile . She will be greatly missed . rip dear sweet lady ...
From Raquel Gómez Garcia:
Connie, my condolences my dear friend.
Mrs. Hickman was one of my favorite teachers.
From Tracie Karlson:
I only knew Jean for a brief time, but even when I first met her I knew she was an angel and had such a kind and thoughtful heart. She was a joy to talk to. Rest in our father's hands Jean.
From Jen (Petersen) Brewer:
Oh how I love Mrs. Hickman. She was such a wonderful teacher. I still have the best memories of her class! She continued to love and support all of us through her wonderful social media posts. She will be dearly missed!
From Jayme Macfarlane:
What a beautiful lady Jean was!
I was a visiting teacher with her when we lived in Burley, she always knew how to lift you if you were down.
I will be forever grateful to her and the family for making my daughter a member of their family after we were moved to the sun valley area. They made a wonderful difference in her life.
I know she loves them all. How fortunate you all were to have a sweet, strong lady for your Mother.
You are in our thoughts and prays!

Jay, and Jayme Macfarlane
From JoLynn Anderson:
She was one of the best teachers I had when I was in school. She will be greatly missed.
From LeAnn Palmer:
Personally I didn't know Ila Jean very much however she was always such a dear sweet friend to my mom, Ruth Jensen Christensen. Facebook helped me to get to know her much better and I will miss her Love, HaPpY comments, Faith, Testimony and Encouraging posts with all those that were friends with her on Facebook.
I am sure my mom is Loving and hApPy to be with Ila Jean again. Rest in peace.
Sweet comfort to the family and friends that loved her so dearly.
From Annetta Waters Beaty :
So sorry for your loss, but Heaven gained an Angel. We so loved having her here on her mission in Tennessee.
From Ron Bean:
What a wonderful person who made a difference for so many. She and her sense of humor will be missed and appreciated for decades to come.
From Carole Hayes:
I loved Jean. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace Jean. Love you.
From Mary Lou McFarland:
She was a sweetheart.
From Joe Stringham:
My great friend Connie and family. Sorry to hear bout your mom. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
From Barbara J. Dayley Tolman:
She took my love of history and added to it. You felt she cared for you as a person not just as a student. I loved being able to keep in touch on social media with her. We all will miss you!
From Debi May14:
Lori so sorry to hear of your moms passing. She was a speavial lady, kind to everyone she met. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
From Oralee Stark :
Sending my love to the family of such a beautiful lady! I was her visiting teacher for years but she was the one that always Lifted Me Up. I have beautiful memories of yellow flowers she hid behind my step when I came home and I still have a plaque she made for me it says "friends...one of God's greatest gifts!" She was a true friend.
From Steven Garrard:
Mrs. Hickman was my junior high school history teacher. She was a lovely person who lived a beautiful life. She will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences for her family.

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