WICKHAM, Vera Jean

WICKHAM, Vera Jean, 67, of Columbus passed away peacefully Monday, November 26, 2012 at her home surrounded by family after a very courageous battle with cancer.

Jeannie, a devoted wife, beloved mother, loving sister and kind and thoughtful aunt was born November 7, 1945 in Harrisville, OH, to the late Virginia (Huffman) and James Cullen.

For the past 16 years, Jeannie worked at the Big Lots corporate office in Columbus. A talented poet, she enjoyed writing poetry for special occasions and family and friends.

Surviving are her son Charles; sisters Linda (George) Luke, Susan Williams, Mary (Art) Ryan, Kathryn (Robert) Kidd, Shirley (Karl) Bowers, Nancy Cullen and Deborah (Michael) Beal; brothers Robert (Joan) and Donald (Younga) Cullen; special “sister” Betty Oxley; two sisters-in-law, Donna Christensen and Lexie (Peter) Mahon; brother-in-law George (Peggy) Wickham; and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces, nephews and special friends from Big Lots.

In addition to her parents, Jeannie was preceded in death by her husband of 22 years, Charles Wickham Jr., whom she married August 16, 1969; and a sister, Janice Muschott.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, November 29, 2012 at Newcomer Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, 3393 Broadway, Grove City, OH 43123. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 30, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial at Obetz Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058 in gratitude for their special care.

To leave the family a message of condolence please visit www.NewcomerColumbus.com.