Deborah Anne Wickey, age 57, of Centreville, passed away Sunday, February 7th, 2010 following a courageous battle with cancer, while surrounded by her loving family at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Ft. Wayne, IN. She was born in LaGrange, IN on January 2, 1953, a daughter of William B. and Reta Anne (Booth) Elliott. Deb graduated from Lakeland High School and later received her Nursing Home Administrators License.
On May 19, 1972 she married Leland Wickey at the First United Methodist Church in Sturgis. Deb was Administrator at Fairview Living Centre in Centreville since 2007. Previously she had worked at Tendercare of Westwood Nursing Home in Kalamazoo, the Cass County Medical Care Facility for 16 years, and was at Fairview from 1976-1989.
Deb enjoyed crafting, traveling and shopping. She loved her family and enjoyed time spent together.
Survivng are her husband Leland Wickey, Centreville, daughter Lisa (Jason) Yesh, Sturgis, son Joe (Amy) Wickey, Centreville, sister Teresa Brown, Churubusco, IN, brothers Booth (Karen) Elliott , Garrett, IN, and Bret (Patty) Elliott, LaGrange, IN, 4 grandchildren Allyson, Hank, Jacob & Carter. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Relatives and friends will be received Thursday from 4-8 pm at Eley Funeral Homes in Centrevllle, where Memorial Services will be held Friday at 11:00 a.m with Pastor David Peterson officiating. Interment of ashes will be at Nottawa Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Fairview Activities Dept. Online messages may be left for the family at www.eleyfuneralhomes.com.
So sad to hear the news about Deb. I will always have such fond memories of her and the way she treated people. She was caring, helpful and always had a smile on her face. She absolutely loved what she did! My thoughts and prayers go out to all her friends, family and co-workers…she was an incredible person!