Gracie Wicker, age 97, died Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Sacred Heart Home, Avilla. Gracie was born near Four Mile, Kentucky on January 8, 1923 to Lace and Minnie (Chaffins) Wicker. She was employed with Brighton Mushroom Farm, No-Sag, and Starcraft. She loved to quilt and cook for her family. She loved holiday gatherings and helping her family.
Son, Roby Conley of Kendallville.
Daughter-in-law, Betty Napier of Avilla.
Eight grandchildren: Anita and Paul Osborn of Albion; Christopher Conley of Kendallville; Jerry and Vicki Napier of Kendallville; Terry Napier of Wolcottville; Bridgette Southwood and her longtime companion, Keith Mapes of LaGrange; Wesley Napier of Avilla; Bobbie and Rodney Manns of Albion; and Tonya Halsey of New Haven.
18 great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Max Napier; daughter-in-law, Sharon Conley; granddaughter-in-law, Angie Napier; siblings Tom Wicker, Edgel Wicker, Virgil Wicker, Frank Wicker, Carlton Wicker, Aven “Allen” Wicker, Ocie Wicker Collins, and Audrey Wicker Triplett.
A graveside funeral service will be held Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 11:00 AM at Orange Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Noble County Special Olympics.
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Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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