Robin Denise Hickam

Robin Denise Hickam

Robin Denise Hickam, 64, of Carbondale, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and a special friend to many, died on Aug. 8, 2021, at her home. 

She was born on Aug. 17, 1956, in Carbondale. She was one of four children born to Bryan and Vera (Noble) Hickam. 

She is survived by her two daughters, Tonya (Mark) Cromwell of Bristow, Okla., and Heather (Chadd) Steele of Carbondale; four grandsons, whom she was very proud of and loved dearly, Brent and Wade Cromwell, Nicholas and Tyler Overton; a brother, Cliff (Brenda) Hickam of Marion; sisters Barbara (Ken) Gearhart of Murphysboro and Brenda (Jim) Lyerla of Alto Pass; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

She was a loving caretaker for her many special clients, who became treasured friends. She enjoyed being outdoors in the sunshine, especially tending to her numerous flowers. She had a special gift of creative decorating that amazed those that knew her. 

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 13, at Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna, with the Rev. Cliff Waller officiating. Interment was in the Alto Pass Cemetery. 

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Anna was in charge of arrangements.

The Gazette-Democrat

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Anna, Illinois 62906
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