Mary Wickersham


Mary Ellen Creech Warren Wickersham, 87, of Oskaloosa, formerly of Farson, died at 8 a.m. August 25, 2022 at Oskaloosa Care Center.

She was born September 20, 1934 in Farson to Max and Mildred Grayce Mefford Creech. Mary married Richard Warren and he preceded her in death. She married LeRoy Wickersham and he preceded her in death.

Mary was a 1953 graduate of Farson High School. She was raised in the Farson Baptist Church and was a member of Hedrick-Martinsburg United Methodist Church.

Mary enjoyed plastic canvas cross stitching, crossword puzzles and especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Surviving are her children, Carolyn (Bill) Schwartz of Hedrick, Barbara (Jim) Hughes of Beacon, Eugene (Clara) Warren of Fremont, Joyce Warren of Merritt Island, FL; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Virginia Nupp of Ottumwa; many nieces, nephews and special friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 sons, infant Paul Warren and Roger “Smokey” Warren; a son-in-law, Jim Barnes.

At her request, her body has been cremated. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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