Irene LaVelma Ickes, 87, of Wooster, died peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 at LifeCare Hospice in Wooster after a brief illness.
Irene was born June 9, 1930 near Fredericksburg to the late David and Elma (Thompson) Hudnot and was a 1948 graduate of Fredericksburg High School. On March 25, 1951 she married Clayton Ickes and he preceded her in death on May 23, 2007. She had worked at the College of Wooster having been a cook at the Lowry Center for over 25 years and attended the Church of the Savior in Wooster. Irene enjoyed writing poetry over the years and traveling and taking bus trips. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and she will be greatly missed.
Surviving are her children, Karen and Steven Sigler of Shreve, Kenneth Ickes of West Salem, Michael and Mary Ann Ickes of Wooster, Pamela and Nicholas Schneider of Wooster, Dale and Jeanine Ickes of Wooster and Carl and Susan Ickes of Wooster; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter and her special care giver, Dianne Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband and brother, David Hudnot.
The family will receive friends for a time of remembrance on Saturday, Aug. 19th from 3-6 p.m. at the Oak Chapel United Methodist Church, 4023 W. Lincoln Way, Wooster. A private family interment service will be held at Pioneer Cemetery. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com
Memorial contributions may be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to Church of the Savior, 480 Fry Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. The family extends their sincere thanks to the staff at Wooster Community Hospital and LifeCare Hospice for the wonderful care given to their Mother and Grandmother during her time of illness.
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Name: Ken Becker
I would like to extend my sympathy to the family.
Name: Wilda Bricker McDaniel
Dear family of Irene: She was my neighbor playmate and forever friend living in the country east of Fredericksburg. My sincere sympathy for your loss. So many memories of our life as little kids, teenagers, new brides and new Mothers. I think of those times so very often and treasure those memories... especially the more recent ones and reading her poem book.Would so much love to have a copy. again my sincere sympathy are with you and yours.
PS When ask on the computer a security question,, who is your best friend.. I always type IRENE.