Charlene Diane Murillo

Charlene Diane Murillo, of Kansas City, Kansas passed away September 2, 2013 at Presbyterian Manor in Kansas City.  Mrs. Murillo was born May 5, 1928 in Fairmont, MO.  She was the 3rd of 9 children born to Ira and Margarite McIntyre.

Charlene was preceded in death by one child, William E. Hicks, Jr; and four siblings, Ira McIntyre, Thelma Gentry, Dorothy Bowmen, and Robert McIntyre; two husbands, William E. Hicks and Manuel U. Murillo.

Survivors include her five children, Suzan Henry of Olathe, KS, Diane Hicks of Napa, CA, Harry Hicks of St. George, UT, Thelma Hicks of McLouth, KS and Manuel Murillo, Jr of Huntley, MT; as well as nineteen grandchildren; twenty eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; four siblings, William McIntyre, Stanley McIntyre, Lloyd McIntyre, and Margorie Brown.

Memorial contributions may be made in Charlene’s name to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.


  1. tricia powers on September 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    I love u grandma. See you on the other side.

  2. Charles Price on September 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    You will never be forgotten. Love you Grandma

  3. Robert & Connie Hicks & Family on September 5, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I haven’t seen my aunt in many years. My dad, Uncle Bill’s brother passed away last March, so I know how you are feeling.

    When a treasure becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.

  4. diane hicks on September 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    We will always love and miss you and you will be in our heart forever. We will all be together later

  5. Amber & Ashley Norris on September 6, 2013 at 1:08 am

    It was an honor to have a strong, intelligence grandma willing to love as much as she disciplined, and who was willing to share her experiences and seve as a guide and mentor.

    Grandma, I will always love you.

  6. Roxanne Hicks on September 9, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    In loving memory of my mom.
    The Rose Beyond The Wall
    Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
    Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
    Watered and fed by the morning dew,
    Shedding it’s sweetness day and night.
    As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
    Slowly rising to loftier height,
    It came to a crevice in the wall
    Through which there shone a beam of light.
    Onward it crept with added strength
    With never a thought of fear or pride,
    It followed the light through the crevice’s length
    And unfolded itself on the other side.
    The light, the dew, the broadening view
    Were found the same as they were before,
    And it lost itself in beauties new,
    Breathing it’s fragrance more and more.
    Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
    And make our courage faint and fall?
    Nay! Let us faith and hope receive–
    The rose still grows beyond the wall,
    Scattering fragrance far and wide
    Just as it did in days of yore,
    Just as it did on the other side,
    Just as it will forever-more.
    A. L. Frink

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