Margie Wickham passed away on July 26, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Margie had been in declining health for some time but was comforted greatly by her husband Paul, with help from family, friends, and the staff at Northwest Healthcare Center.
Marjorie Mae Edmonds was born on September 13, 1936 to Maxine and William E. (Ed) Edmonds in Indianapolis and grew up on Nelson Street near Garfield Park with her sisters Beverly and Ruthie. She talked often of her Grandparents Everett and Ethyl Elliot and her many aunts and uncles and remained particularly close to her Aunt Helen and Uncle Bud.
Margie married Terry F. Garing when she attended Arsenal Technical High School and had three children, Evelyn, Bradley, and Kevin. She was divorced in 1975 and married Ronald N. Grimm, Sr. who passed away in 1980. She then met the love of her life, Paul Wickham, and they were married in 1983.
Margie was a lifetime resident of Indianapolis and had a long professional career first as a bookkeeper for Noble Centers and then an office manager for Catholic Cemeteries Association. After some significant health issues, Margie retired and moved with Paul to live in Woodruff Place with Kevin and Mari Garing where she took up a second career as a live-in Grandmother to Klara and Isaac Garing.
Margie inherited the Edmonds family passion for Sunday get-togethers, card games, singing Christmas carols, and the occasional argument. Euchre games brought out the best (and the worst at times) but were never dull. She had a lifelong love of reading and kept journals throughout much of her life. She and Paul enjoyed exercising together, going out to dinner, taking long walks, and talking.
Margie had loving support from her surviving family of husband Paul J. Wickham Sr.; children, Bradley Garing and Kevin (and wife Mari) Garing; step-children, Karen (and husband Lee) Daniels, Kevin Wickham, Angela (and husband Jack) Doolittle, Mary (and husband Bruce) Ledford, Paul (and wife Pam) Wickham Jr., and Gretchen (and husband Troy Hawkins; and her sisters Beverly and Ruth. Margie also found great pleasure in her grandchildren Klara, Isaac, Maddie, Ethan, Ashley, Lindsay, Michael, John, Drew, Christy, Laura, Matt, Lauren, Ellie, Zach, Aaron, and Gabe.
Memorial contributions in honor of Margie to Riley Children’s Foundation will be greatly appreciated.
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Riley Children's Foundation
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