Mount Ayr Record-News
Mount Ayr, Ringgold County, Iowa
OBITUARY ~ LUCILLE ALICE (JONES) SICKELS
Lucille Alice SICKELS, daughter of Ansel and Velma COLE JONES, was born on Dec. 31, 1920 in Grant City, Missouri,
and departed this life on March 22, 1982 at the Ringgold County hospital at the age of 61 years, two months and 22 days.
She spent most of her married life in Ringgold County and lived in Mount Ayr for 39 years.
She was united in marriage
with Deane SICKELS on Jan. 21, 1939 at Creston, Iowa. Of this unin three children were born, Raymond, Alice and Alvin.
Lucille was a member of the First Christian Church in Mount Ayr, joining Oct. 20, 1957.
She was employed in the
lunchroom at Mount Ayr Community School for 18 years until she was forced to retire after suffering a heart attack.
She is survived by her devoted husband, Deane, and her three children, Raymond and wife Sue of Indianola; Alice HANSEN
of Evanston, Ill. and Alvin and wife Jane of Indianola; her grandchildren, James HANSEN, United States Marine Corps,
Okinawa, Japan; Eric, Chris, Annette, Mark, Leslie, Emily SICKELS and Jeffrey HANSEN; one sister and two brothers,
Leta and husband, Bernard SULLIVAN, Mount Ayr, Irvin and Ardis JONES of Des Moines and Cleo JONES of Des Moines; also
many relatives and a host of friends who will miss her.
Lucille took great pride and pleasure in her eight grandchildren and
She was a friend to all who knew her and was especially close to Dale JARRED, her friend for over
35 years.Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is won,
God grant we may
rest as calmy
When our work, like hers, is done.
Therefore we yield with gladness
Our loved one for Him to
And rejoice in His sweet assurance
He giveth his loved one sleep.
Oh, He walked with her on the
And told her she was His own,
And the sweetest promise He gave her,
"I will never leave you alone."
Pastors Phil and Doris KINTON conducted a funeral service held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, 1982 at the Mount
Ayr First Christian Church. Music was provided by organist Mike GREENE and vocalists Mrs. Jim JONES and Mrs. Robert
Casketbearers were Bob SICKELS, John SICKELS, Larry SICKELS, Daryl HOLDEN, Maurice HUNT and Gene MOTSINGER.
Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery at Mount Ayr.
Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, July of 2011
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