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JUDITH "JUDY" C. BICKEL, 68, of Sidney, passed away at 7:13 P.M. Sunday, June 30, 2019 at her residence. She was born on August 27, 1950 in Sidney, Ohio, the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Snyder) Wheeler.
On November 30, 1968 at the Sidney First United Methodist Church, Judy married Timothy Bickel, who survives along with their three children, Todd Bickel of Glenview, IL, Aimee (Tim) Dye, and Brett Bickel, both of Sidney; grandchildren, Caroline, Anne-Marie and Charlie Bickel of Glenview, IL, and Luke and Taylor Dye of Sidney; nephew, Ryan (Patty) Wheeler of Sidney; and niece, Amanda (Mike) Beam of Xenia. She was preceded in death by sister, Charlotte Mavis, and brother, Scott Wheeler.
Judy graduated from Sidney High School, class of 1968. She greatly enjoyed serving as a Sidney City Schools teacher's aide for several years and also valued her years working with children as a visual therapist at Primary Eye Care in Sidney. She was a ten year member of Sidney Charity League and served as co-chair for one of the early Red Glove Revue variety show fundraisers.
Judy enjoyed reading, completing word searches and cherishing times with her many close friends and extended family. Her primary and enduring joy, though, came in the love for her children and grandchildren and, of course, Tim, her husband of over fifty years. Nothing topped being with them as well as hearing of their life experiences and accomplishments. They were absolutely her reason for being.
There will be a Reception and Remembrance Coffee Hour from 10.00 A.M. until 12:00 noon, Saturday, July 6, 2019 at The Oaks Club, 9900 Sidney-Freyburg Rd., Sidney. Burial will be at a later date determined by the family. Memorial contributions will be gratefully accepted by Wilson Hospice Care, 1083 Fairington Dr., Sidney, in recognition of their outstanding support and caring services, or to SCARF (Shelby County Animal Rescue Foundation), PO Box 671, Sidney. Arrangements are in the care of Cromes-Edwards Funeral Home. Condolences be expressed to Judy's family at the funeral home's website, www.cromesfh.com