Shirley C. Wickes, 87 of Columbia passed away Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at Boone Hospital Center.
Services will be held at 9:30 am, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at Broadway Christian Church. Burial will be in Jacksonville State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, MO.
Shirley was born June 19, 1925 in Sibley, IA to Frank and Stella Dyke Polley. She married William H. Wickes on February 15, 1975 and he preceded her in death.
Shirley worked as a surgical nurse for 40 years in California and Florida and volunteered at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital.
She loved to travel with her husband, all over the country and world and visited every continent except Antarctica. Shirley was an avid reader, loved doing crossword puzzles and listening to music. Shirley was an active member of Beta Signa Phi, American Legion Auxiliary and recently joined Broadway Christian Church.
Survivors include: a son, Randall Johnson of Huntington Beach, CA; a daughter, Lorraine Schilke and husband Lawrence of Columbia; three step-sons, William Wickes and wife Sue, Robert Wickes and wife Liz and David Wickes and wife Debbie; step-daughter, Elizabeth Thompson; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents and brother, Marvin Polley.