Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
January 9, 2012 11:30 am EST


SUNBURY — Dorothy (Walther) Wickham, 93, of Sunbury, passed away peacefully Jan. 7, 2012.

She was born March 7, 1918, to Carl and Dorothy (Busboom) Walther of Glenvil, Neb. She married Kitridge H. Wickham on March 7, 1938. She was a devoted Christian who loved being surrounded by her family.

Dorothy was a homemaker and also worked as church secretary at Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna in the 1960s and ’70s. Later in her life she volunteered at ISS in Centerburg for many years. At 90 she was proud to be the oldest member at Curves in Sunbury where she completed over 700 workouts. She was a member at Living Word Lutheran Church in Galena.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband; brother, the Rev. Royal E. Walther Sr.; sister, Sophia (Peg) Radcliffe; grandson, Mark Thomas Wickham; great-granddaughter, Stella Lilly Jenkins; great-grandson, Gavin Michael Jenkins.

Survived by a sister, Velma VanDeest; sons, David (Joyce) of Texas, Thomas (Pamela) of Sunbury, Jonathan of Delaware; eight grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Special thanks to Marty and Lisa for their wonderful Hospice care. Our heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Country View Nursing Home of Sunbury for providing a caring and comfortable place for mom to call home.

Cremation services provided by the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon,.

Private graveside services in Oak Grove Cemetery at a later date.

Private expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family at

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Dorothy Walther Wickham.

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