Shirley Wickes loved to travel, read

Friday, November 2, 2012 | 6:11 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA – Shirley Wickes traveled all over the world and visited every continent except Antarctica. 

Mrs. Wickes died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012. She was 87. 

She was born June 19, 1925, in Sibley, Iowa, to Frank and Stella Dyke Polley.She married William H. Wickes on Feb. 15, 1975.

Mrs. Wickes worked as a surgical nurse for 40 years in California and Florida. She also volunteered at Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, doing crossword puzzles and listening to music. 

Mrs. Wickes is survived by her son Randall Johnson of Huntington Beach, Calif.; daughter Lorraine Schilke and her husband, Lawrence, of Columbia; three stepsons, William Wickes and wife, Sue, Robert Wickes and wife, Liz and David Wickes and wife, Debbie; stepdaughter Elizabeth Thompson; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Her husband, William H. Wickes, and brother, Marvin Polley, died earlier.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m., Thursday at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway. Burial will be in Jacksonville Veterans Cemetery, 1479 County Road 1675, Jacksonville.

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