Virginia L. Dickey, 85, Seymour, passed away at 3 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility.
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Virginia was a loving person who enjoyed outside activities, especially camping, hiking and swimming. She also enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. A 1946 graduate of Columbus High School, she worked at Indiana Bell Telephone Co. and then retired from Columbus Regional Hospital, where she was a switchboard operator for 20 years. She was a member of Reddington Christian Church.
Born Aug. 12, 1928, in Madison, she was the daughter of Frank E. "Monk" Tewell and Thelma L. Quillen Tewell. She married Claude "Bud" Dickey on Aug. 26, 1966.
Survivors include her husband; a son, Steven M. Day, San Diego; daughters, Bonita L. Robertson, Franklin, and Melody Kriete, Natalie Day and Megan McKinney, all of Brownstown; stepdaughters, Cindy and Shari Dickey, North Vernon; grandchildren, Jessica Robertson Cody, Keely Robertson Leach, Britney Dickey, Justin Day, Jenifer Day Healy, Kyle Day and Candyce Day; and sisters, Katheryn Loose, Kingman, Ariz., Martha Franklin, New Castle, and Linda Lockwood, Wichita Falls, Texas.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Louis E. Tewell.
Cremation is planned.
Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Research Center for Breast Cancer. Please make memorial gifts payable to the IU Foundation/Breast Cancer Research. Please indicate, "In memory of Virginia Dickey" on your gift. Mail to IU Simon Cancer Center, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245.
Arrangements were entrusted to Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home, Columbus.
Published in Tribune from Feb. 4 to Feb. 8, 2014