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Obituaries

May 13, 2014

Wanda LoReene Fickel

Wanda LoReene Fickel, 93,  of Bartlesville, passed away May 10, 2014. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Walker-Brown Chapel with Rev. Dale Scott officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Walker-Brown Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Wanda's name can be made to: Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church, 801 SE Washington Blvd., Bartlesville, OK 74005.

The daughter of Raymond and Bernice (Clark) Ricketts, Wanda was born May 7, 1921 in Paola, Kan. She attended school in Paola and graduated from Paola High School in 1939. Wanda married Robert Walter Fickel on Feb. 11, 1940, in Paola. They came to the Bartlesville community in 1953. He preceded her in death on March 17, 2001 after 61 years of marriage. Wanda was employed by Hallmark Card Co. of Kansas City and retired from Sears Roebuck Catalog Store in Bartlesville while serving as the assistant manager.

She was a member of the Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church of Bartlesville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, Damon Ricketts and two sisters; Wynemia Ricketts and Wilma Traxler. Wanda is survived by her son Gary Fickel and wife Marilyn of Dewey. One granddaughter, Jan Wilson and husband Devin of Stillwater. She was blessed with one great-granddaughter, Rachel Wilson of Stillwater, one sister, Veda Fickel of Arlington, Texas, numerous nieces, nephews and many friends. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.walkerbrownfuneralhome.com.

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