Jean Marie Wickum, of Delaware, died Monday (Feb. 18, 2013) at the Sarah Moore Home.
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She was born May 24, 1919, in Meadville, Pa. Jean served in the Women's Army Corps during WWII, where she met and married Wilbur C. "Wick" Wickum on Sept. 15, 1945. Wick died Dec. 25, 1990. Jean served 21 years as Director of the Mental Health Association. She volunteered at the Andrews House and served as a poll worker. She served on the boards of several community agencies, and was the first President of the Board of the Council on Alcohol, which is now the Delaware Area Recovery Resources. She also served as a staff member of the Alcohol Education Program, the court relate school for DUI offenders. Jean was a former member of the City Shade Tree Commission. She was a charter member of D.A.L.A. As a member of The First Baptist church, she served as a choir member, convener of the Young at Heart Group, member of the ABWomen's Ministries, Sunday school teacher, youth group advisor, and various other boards and committees.
She is survived by siblings, David Mead, John Mead, and Karen Ellison; many nieces and nephews; and her godson and his wife, Larry and Pam Faulk.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd Mead Sr. and Marie Moffett; husband, Wilbur C. Wickum; brothers and sisters, Wallace Mead, Henry Mead, Lloyd Mead Jr., Marcia Chapman, Mary Ann Brown; and special friend, Susan Mussard. A visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Robinson Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Chesser officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the Delaware County Veterans Association. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at The First Baptist Church with refreshments being served immediately following the service. Contributions may be made to The First Baptist Church, 101 N. Franklin St., Delaware, OH 43015.
Condolences may be expressed at robinsonfuneralhomeinc.com.
Published in The Delaware Gazette on Feb. 20, 2013