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Vera Ann Fickling


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Vera Ann Fickling
WYOMING - Vera Ann Fickling, 82, of Wyoming passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in her home.
She was born on December 31, 1935, in Ava to Earl V. and Avis L. (Bagley) Ditch. She married Larry Fickling on September 1, 1957, in Bradford. He preceded her in death on April 23, 1987, in Wyoming.
Surviving are two step-sons, Larry Dale Fickling of Wantagh, NY, and Pat Fickling of Kewanee; one son, Andrew Earl Fickling of Wyoming; two daughters, Luann Sue (Gary) Martin of Washington, IL, and Crystal Bishop of Wyoming; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one brother, Virgil (Betty) Ditch of Wheatland, CA; and two sisters, Etta (David) Compton and Nancy (John) Cler, both of Bradford.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Bonnie Ditch.
Vera loved her family deeply. She had a daycare in her home for many years, helping those families in need. She took care of over 150 children who she called "her kids." She enjoyed vegetable gardening and canning. Vera and Larry loved to travel and go fishing with family and friends.
Vera's funeral service will be on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 10 a.m. at Wyoming Nazarene Church in Wyoming. The Rev. Tammy Shane will officiate. Visitation will be on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Haskell-Hott Funeral Homes in Wyoming. Burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Crittenton Centers in Peoria, www.crittentoncenters.org.
Condolences may be left for Vera's family on her tribute wall at www.haskellhott.com.
Published in Peoria Journal Star from Sept. 8 to Sept. 10, 2018
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