Mary Ellen Wickert

Mary Ellen Wickert, 76, of Rock Island, formerly of Astoria, died at 1:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2001, at Trinity Medical Center West in Rock Island.

She was born Sept. 2, 1924, in Adair, a daughter of Roman W. and Lula May Emig Little. She married Paul Devere Wickert on Dec. 16, 1956, in Astoria. He died Jan. 20, 1990.

She also was preceded in death by one infant son, Paul; and one brother, James Little.

Surviving are three daughters, Patricia Hemenway of San Antonio, Penny Wickert of Rock Island and Pamela (and Clayton) Erickson of Fayetteville, Ark.; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley Werner of Astoria and Nancy Heitz of Vermont; and one brother, Phillip (and Joan) Little of Marion.

She had worked as a telephone operator.

She was a member of First Baptist Church of Rock Island.

Services were held Tuesday at Astoria Church of the Brethren with Revs. Jack Brown and Gary Schultz officiating. Burial was in Astoria Cemetery. Shawgo Memorial Home was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Astoria Church of the Brethren.

Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 1/17/2001

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