Helen E. Hickman, 88, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2018. She was born in Akron on May 4, 1929. Helen enjoyed dancing in her younger years. She had a special love for animals and children. She served as a second mother to her beloved grandchildren and helped care for them as they grew up. Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Richard Thomas Hickman; son, Andrew Starr; parents, Clarence Tipton and Gladys Sietz; and siblings, Glenn Tipton, Roberta Kaser, and Tom Sietz. She will be dearly missed by her daughters, Judy (Bill) Chester and Pamela (Paul) Soemisch; son, Dennis Starr; fifteen grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 10-11 followed by an 11 a.m. funeral service at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, 131 N. Canton Rd., Akron. Interment at Sunset Hills Memory Gardens.