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Kay Chaney-Hicks, age 64, of Gowen, passed away Tuesday evening, January 18, 2022 at Spectrum Health-United Hospital in Greenville.  The daughter of Edward & Bessie (Kasper) VanDyke, she was born on January 4, 1958 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Kay delighted in trips to the casino, was a winning poker player, and also enjoyed watching game shows and playing games of chance online.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward & Bessie VanDyke; and her brother, Glenn VanDyke

Surviving are her husband, Rick Hicks of Gowen;  her daughter and son-in-law, Annie & Darin Nickerson of Conklin;  two step-children, Chase Hicks of Hollywood, Florida, and Mary & John Tubergen of Grand Rapids;  four grandchildren Brett (Megan) Nickerson, Mercedes Nickerson, Nichole Nickerson and Devin Nickerson; Great-grandchildren Jack, Anniemae, Gamble, Madison, Audie and Atlas;  brothers and sisters, Eileen House, Don (Deb) VanDyke, Tracy VanDyke, Ed VanDyke, William (Billy) VanDyke, Sarie (Rob) Marvin, Berdeana (Kevin) Matthews, and Monica Young;  siblings-in-law, Catherine Hicks & John Kenny of Belding, Jack & Bonnie Hicks of Greenville, Robert Hicks of Carson City, and Scott & Karen Hicks of Belding;  and several nieces and nephews.

No services are planned at this time.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Kay’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen’s Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville, (616) 754-5638.


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  1. Mr and Mrs Robert Scholten on January 21, 2022 at 10:40 am

    So very sorry for your loss..a sister is a very special relationship. May God comfort you ..r

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