The Funeral Service for Mary Lou will be held Monday, March 21, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Hill and Son Funeral Home in Appleton City, Missouri. There will be no public visitation for Mary Lou, friends may call at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Englewood Cemetery, Clinton, Missouri. The family suggests any Memorial donations be given to First Baptist Church in Appleton City or the MS Society.
Mary Lou (Hickman) Minich-Davis, daughter of Charles W. and Katie A. (Wyman) Hickman was born in Kansas City, Kansas on December 29, 1929. She passed away Thursday, March 17, 2016 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, Missouri. She was 86.
Mary Lou was united in marriage to Emmett E. Minich on October 2, 1948 at their friends’ house in rural Montrose, Missouri. Emmett passed away in January of 1995. In November of 1996 she married Estell Davis. Estell passed away in 1997.
Mary Lou worked with her husband, Emmett on their farm in Montrose and also drove a school bus for their bus company. In 1965, she and Emmett moved to a farm in rural Appleton City, Missouri where they raised registered Holstein cows for Cloverleaf Dairy. She also sold life insurance for many years.
Mary Lou was very active in her Faith and service to the Lord as long as her health permitted, teaching Sunday School and Bible study for many years. She was a member of Round Prairie Baptist Church, First Baptist Church in Appleton City, then Hopedale Baptist Church in Ozark, Missouri.
Family was very important to Mary Lou. She had a big part in helping raise her four siblings. She enjoyed having her family come visit her. She treasured her grandchildren.
She loved sewing, quilting, gardening, canning and playing cards. She and Emmett loved to travel. They visited many places in the United States as well as the Panama Canal and places in Europe. They enjoyed taking cruises.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Emmett Minich and Estell Davis; son David E. Minich, brother John Hickman and sister-in-law Leta Minich.
Mary Lou is survived by her daughter Diane Padgett (Tony); son Dan Minich (Karen); daughter-in-law Verna Rae Minich; grandchildren: Scott Minich, Ryan Minich, Spirit Minich (partner, Rhonda Hodges), Tara Thatcher, Brian Thatcher, Traci Uptegrove (Steve), LeAnn Bull (Justin) and Megan Pflug (Cord); great grandchildren: Samantha, Skylar, Jocelyhn Lang, Jacob, Lydia, Ava, Tristin and Ethan; siblings: Betty Reece (Dick), Phyllis Davis (Cary), Jim Hickman and sister-in-law Judy Hickman; Estell’s children: Dennis, Darren, Darla and Denise.