Diane Hickman

April 18, 1932November 28, 2018

Diane Hickman, 86 a resident of Ann Arbor for 64 years. Diane was born in Springport Township, Michigan to Levere and Bertha (Slayton) Lovette. She was adopted by Elbert Daisher and spent most of her youth in Milan, MI. She attended Adelphian Academy in Holly, Michigan. She met Eldon Hickman of Seward, Nebraska and they married on June 20, 1954, the same year they moved to Ann Arbor. Diane was employed by Edwards Brothers in Ann Arbor as was Eldon in 1955. They had three sons, Timothy Scott (Teresa), Jay Brian (Connie), and Perry Todd (Becky). Diane was a faithful Seventh Day Adventist Church member her whole life. Diane worked in the children’s day care field after her sons were grown. Diane is survived by her husband of 64 years, Eldon; her three sons; three grandchildren, Brandon, Emily and Chad; and sister Evelyn Knight of Romulus. Diane was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings, Thomas, Frank and Nancy. A celebration of Mrs. Hickman’s life will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 beginning at 1:00 p.m. Friends may gather from 12:30 until 1:00 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church 2796 Packard Street, Ann Arbor, Michigan (734) 971-5919. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Diane to the Seventh Day Adventist Worthy Student Fund. Please share a memory of Diane with her family at:


  • Gathering of Family and Friends Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • A Celebration of Diane's Life Sunday, December 9, 2018

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Mary Ganun

December 5, 2018

I will always treasure the weekly hug and hello that Diane greeted me with at church. Her purple sunglasses were all the rage. And her fondness for lapel pins was our shared joy. I will miss her very much.
Sleep in Jesus for a little while.
Mary Ganun

Kofi Gyan

December 4, 2018

I will miss my Ann Arbor SDA Church "mother." We share the same birthday (April 18) and that gave us a reason to say something to each other whenever we meet at church. Always faithfully handing out church bulletin for the Sabbath. I always sit behind her at the southeast corner of the sanctuary whenever I am at church. Because I travel so much for my work, whenever she sees me, she will ask where did you go this time, or when is your next trip. One time I told her the nature of my work "working to make breast cancer history." She told me that is my Ministry and I should work hard on it. This was when I had explained how breast cancer cases in Africa are presented very late, and the best therapy are mastectomies. The last time I saw her was in August when I told her that I am moving to New York City because I am changing jobs to go and work with Weill Cornell Medicine/Cornell University Medical College. I did not know that was the last time I will see my Ann Arbor SDA Church "Mother." May she sleep in peace until the Lord second coming!!!

jeanne Cramer

December 2, 2018

We have known Diane for many years. Every time we saw each other, morning or evening, she would sing to me 'Hello, Jeanne Cramer" I would answer her "Good morning Diane Hickman." Then we would laugh and share a hug. What a silly, precious memory I will hold. She will be missed.

Lynne Johnson

December 1, 2018

What a gentle caring mother in Christ. I first met Diane shortly after starting to attend the church in a home Bible study led by Lois Mutch, another dear mother in Christ. Our Tuesday evening meetings were a priority for several years, and Diane always served a little treat and was a wonderful hostess for our yearly Valentine meal. My daughter and I delighted in all the cute figurines she'd collected through the years. I also remember Diane as one of the potluck hostesses with Betty and Edith monitoring the desserts. Diane was a regular greeter with a warm smile or hug; and a faithful sender of birthday and other greetings; she loved kittens. I remember her composing songs as well. She and Eldon were such a match! One thought of them as a team. I will always remember, in her later years, how she faithfully and patiently sat and waited in the lobby while Eldon finished his duties. Seeing her picture brings her voice to mind; I will miss her greatly! My deepest sympathy to the family. We love you.