Jane Hicks Ludick, age 72, died November 7, 2017 following a lengthy illness in Bluffton, SC. Jane was born January 23, 1945 in Tarentum, PA to parents Dr. and Mrs. Laurence Hicks both deceased from Hilton Head, SC. Jane graduated from Har-Brack High School in Natrona Heights, PA and Grove City College in Grove City, PA. Jane taught elementary school outside Denver, CO for many years where she married Dale Ludick who died in 2007 in Bluffton, SC. She volunteered her time at MC Riley Elementary School in Bluffton SC. Jane was an avid swimmer, winning many metals in the Senior Olympic games. Jane’s sharp wit, love of classical music, vast knowledge of geography, politics, and literature made her the ideal Trivia partner. Her love of sports and all things social made her a friend to many. Jane was kind, generous, and never met a stranger. Her strength and perseverance was an inspiration to all who knew her. For the last 15 years Jane has received tremendous support and friendship from two Bluffton friends and companions Kathleen O’Carroll Malm and Patricia Suttle. Jane is also preceded in death by her brother Steve Hicks and is survived by brother Nelson Hicks from Charleston, SC, and brother Laurence Hicks and sister-in-law Lyn Hicks from Lakewood, CO. as well as several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A memorial service will be held at Sauls Funeral Home in Bluffton, SC on Monday November 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. with interment immediately following at Six Oaks Cemetery. Friends are invited to gather and celebrate one last "Happy Hour" in Jane's honor at Cheap Seats Bluffton, SC beginning at 5:00 pm. Donations are encouraged to the American Cancer Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Sauls Funeral Home of Bluffton
Monday November 20th, 2017
90 Simmonsville Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
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Miss Jane (as she was known to many at M.C. Riley Early Childhood Center in Bluffton) was an amazing person who was committed to helping young children learn to read. She was always in great spirits no matter how she really felt. I know she understood her importance to the children. She will be greatly missed!
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