Bessie M. (Betty) Hickman, 87, of Milford, wife of Leonard C. Hickman, died Aug. 3.

Born on Feb. 6, 1929, daughter of the late Beatrice (Helen) and Ralph Cheesman in Bridgeton, N.J.  

Also survived by two children, Paul (Debra Frates) Hickman and Betsy (Paul Richards) Hulse, nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.

Also predeceased by brother, Lawrence Cheesman and sister, Hazel Giacomelli.

Memorial contributions: Mary Taylor United Methodist Church, 176 S Broad ST. Milford, CT 06460.

Smith Funeral Home, Milford.