|Birth: ||Mar. 30, 1930|
|Death: ||Jun. 2, 2000|
BROOKLYN, IL - Vernon Eugene Lickey, 70, of Brooklyn, died Friday, June 2, 2000, at his home.
He was born March 30, 1930, in Industry, the son of Wilson and Ruth (Loring) Lickey. He married Penolia (Peggy) Ellen Goodridge on Oct. 13, 1954, in Macomb. She survives.
Also surviving are his mother of Littleton; one son, Lyle Lickey (wife Wanda) of Albia, Iowa; two daughters, Mrs. Gary (Janis) Finley of Centralia and Anita Heinz of Peoria; six grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mary Cox, of Mapleton.
He was preceded in death by his father.
An Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he was retired from construction, where he worked as a laborer and foreman on various road and building projects in the area. He also worked at the Black Beauty Coal Mine in Camden, last working in 1992. He served as the president of the Schuyler Jail Museum and Genealogical Center in Rushviile. He was a member of the AFL-CIO Laborers Union in Macomb, the American Legion Post in Macomb before transferring his membership to the Schuyler American Legion Post #4, VFW Post, and 40 et 8.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Wood-Roby Funeral Chapel in Rushville with Rev. Joe Tomich officiating. Burial was in the Brooklyn Cemetery. Military graveside rites were conducted by Schuyler American Legion Post #4.
Memorials may be made to the Schuyler Youth Center or the McDonough County Hospice.
Published in The Rushville Times, Wednesday, June 7, 2000
Caleb Wilson Lickey (1907 - 1998)
Ruth Irene Loring Lickey (1913 - 2009)
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Record added: Jan 04, 2010
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