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Dellarose Sickels

Dellarose Sickels, 92, of Union City, Ind., passed away Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at Rest Haven Nursing Home, Greenville, Ohio. 
She was born, Aug. 17, 1920 in Union City, Ind., to the late Walter H. and Vesta F. Ketrow Brooks. She was employed as a school teacher at Franklin in Darke County, Ohio, Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill., and Randolph Eastern School Corporation, retiring in 1975
She was a member of First Christian Church, Kappa-Kappa-Gamma Sorority, Christian Women's Fellowship, Cecelian Club and the 20th Century Club.
Survivors include a sister, Bonnie Sewell of Union City, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Herbert J. Sickels in 1978; two sisters, Lucile Broadwell and Louise Harshman; one brother, William Edwin Brooks; and four brothers-in-law, Robert Stocksdale, Hubert Sewell, Donald Harshman and Charles Broadwell.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday at Reichard Funeral Home, Union City, Ind., with The Rev. Harold Libert officiating. Burial is at Teegarden Cemetery. 
Visitation is one hour prior to services Thursday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed at www.reichardfh.com. 
Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, or the Dellarose Sickels Scholarship Fund with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Mrs. Sickels -- I still have a hard time saying Dellarose -- was one of the teachers who truly challenged and inspired me when I was younger.  Her continued interest in my work throughout her life was humbling.  She was a brilliant woman who could converse as easily with me about literature as any professor at Yale.  When anyone asks me about early and lasting influences upon my career I never forget to name Mrs. Dellarose Sickels.

Marc Harshman Mar 2 2013 12:00 AM

What a great lady.  I was glad to have been one of her many students.  Thanks for the memories Dellarose.

Steve Shaw Feb 27 2013 12:00 AM

My sincere condolences to Bonnie and family during this difficult time. God has promised that there will be a resurrection back to life in the future. Jesus said, "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Until this promise is fulfilled may you draw close to God because he cares for you.--John 5:28, 29

Angie Perry Feb 27 2013 12:00 AM