Just seven short hours after coming into the world, little Emma Rea Hicks passed away on March 29, 2018. During that short time, she touched many lives and was loved by all who met her.

Emma joins her three great-grandfathers in Heaven, and is already getting spoiled for sure. Preceding her in death is great-grandpa Frank Hicks, great-grandpa Clinton Hoeffner, and great-grandpa Dale Huffman.

She is survived by her mother and father, Kamryn and Kidryn Hicks of Las Animas, Colo.; her paternal grandparents, Steve and Laura Hicks of Cheraw, Colo.; maternal grandparents, Waylon and Sheryl Hoeffner of Campo, Colo.; great-grandma Joyce Hicks of Rocky Ford, Colo.; great-grandma Freda Hoeffner of Springfield, Colo.; great-grandma Irene Huffman of Springfield; aunt Brittany, uncle Garyk, and cousins Lili and Casen Ontai; uncle Shaun Hicks; and aunt Keshian and uncle Eric Holcomb.

The family would like to thank the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center staff as well as the staff at Memorial Hospital Central in Colorado Springs for all their dedication and efforts.

Funeral services were held Monday April 2 10 a.m. at Maltbie Funeral Services, 265 W. 8th Ave., Springfield, Colo. and burial followed in the Campo Cemetery.

A memorial account has been established at the People’s Credit Union in Springfield for those who would like to express their sympathy. Make payable to “Kamryn or Kidryn Hicks” and mail to People’s Credit Union, 125 Main St., Springfield, CO 81073.

Maltbie Funeral Services has been entrusted with the services. For more information or to send condolences to the family please visit www.maltbiefuneralservice.com or call (719) 523-4543.