Lucile Catton Wickey

Peoria Journal Star, Saturday, June 4, 2005
Submitted by Barbara Miroslaw 


Toulon - Lucile Wickey, 92, a resident of Toulon Health Care for the past 10 years and a longtime Toulon resident, died at 7:05 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2005, at OSF St. Mary's Medical Center in Galesburg. Born Dec. 4, 1912, in East Moline to John Franklin and Rena Sharp Catton, she married Leland Edward Wickey on Feb. 10, 1940, in Davenport, Iowa. He died March 28, 1987, in Kewanee. She also was preceded in death by one sister.

Surviving are one daughter, Betty Joan Winter of Peoria; one son, Terry (and Marjorie) Wickey of Kewanee; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildrn; one sister, Margaret Griffin of Kewanee; and one half-brother, Donald Catton of Silvis. She worked as a housekeeper in the Toulon area for 10 years and then worked at the Kraft Cheese Plant in Toulon for two years during the 1950s.

She later was a housekeeper for Oakwood Nursing Home, formerly Leisure Hills, in Kewanee and last was head housekeeper for Toulon Health Care Center before retiring. She served as a 4-H leader for 14 years.

She was a member of Toulon United Methodist Church, where she was active in the United Methodist Women. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at DeBolt-Kidd Funeral Home. The Rev. Paul Wier will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Toulon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to her church.  


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