Final Resting Place
Friday, April 28, 2023
Montour Falls, New York, United States
Obituary of Ruth Likoudis
Ruth Hickleton Likoudis passed away in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 91 years of age after a brief illness. She was born on February 5, 1932 to parents Dr. George Taylor and Ruth Aikin Hickelton of Williamsville, N.Y. Our beloved mother is survived by her loving husband of 71 years, noted Catholic writer James Likoudis. She is survived by brothers, George Hickelton (Ashland, VA) and John Hickelton (Staffordville, CT); sister Elizabeth Hickelton (Palm Springs, CA). Ruth was preceded in death by sisters Jean (Edward) Frank and Margaret (James) Kistner. Ruth had six children, Paul (Deceased) (Paulette) Likoudis, Therese (Johnny) Williams of Ann Arbor, MI; Mark (Kathryn) Likoudis of Gibsonia, PA; Celine (Mark) Schanzer of Spring, TX; Catharine (Thomas) Kader of College Station, TX; and Margaret (David) Byerley of West Chester, PA. She is also survived by 35 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews. Ruth became a devout Catholic in 1951 and amidst the storms that would beset the Church, she never failed in her fidelity to the Church's teachings. She lived by her favorite saying; "February's child loves to work, so life's duties will not shirk." A graveside service for Ruth will be held on Friday, April 28, 2023 at 11:00 am at Montour Cemetery (upper entrance),Mill St., Montour Falls, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ruth's memory may be made to Assumption Grotto Church, https://give.aod.org/.