Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday's Obituary: Ardis E. Bickel (1931-1996)

Source: Ardis E. Bickel obituary, Anderson Herald-Bulletin, Anderson, Indiana, June 22, 1996

Ardis Ellen (LeMaster) Bickel, 65, Anderson, died June 20, 1996, at Community Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born Jan. 20, 1931, in Cowan, and lived in Anderson since 1953.  She was a homemaker.

She was a member of Vermillion Christian Church and Ladies Aid Society of the church.  She was a 1949 graduate of Madison Township High School.

Survivors include her husband of 45 years, Ralph Bickel Jr. of Anderson, two sons, Richard Bickel and Randall (wife, Theresa) Bickel, all of Anderson; two daughters and son-in-law, Barbara and Lonnie Short of Anderson and Carolyn Bickel of Greenwood; two sisters, Mrs. Gail (Gerry) Stoner of Troy, Ohio, and Mrs. Phillip (Ann) Monger of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren, Andrew Bagienski, Joshua R. Bickel, B. Keith Bickel, Autumn Ellen Short, Lonnita Short, Lori Waddey, Tara DeWeese, Nickelette Short and Lonnie L. Short II; three great-grandchildren, Jennifer Waddey, Joni Waddey and Brianna DeWeese; and two sisters-in-law, Helen LeMaster and Mrs. Walter (Wanda) Morhous, both of Portland.

She was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service with Keith Creamer of Vermillion Christian Church officiating.  Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday at Salamonie [sic] Cemetery in Salamonia.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Vermillion Christian Church.

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