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Inez Sickafoose, 94, a lifelong resident of Cleveland Township, Whitley County, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 3, 2013 at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester where she had been a resident since March 2011.
She was born May 2, 1918 in Cleveland Township, a daughter of the late Clarence and Vada (Pence) Plattner. She attended Krider Grade School and then graduated from South Whitley High School in 1936.
She was united in marriage to Gale C. Sickafoose Sept. 9, 1939. They made their home on a farm south of South Whitley. Mr. Sickafoose died Dec. 30, 2007.
She was a member of Centerview Community Church.
Surviving relatives include two sons, Steven (Beth Ann) Sickafoose of South Whitley and Stanley (Barbara) Sickafoose of Tri Lakes; four grandchildren, Jeff Sickafoose, Cory Sickafoose, Mark Sickafoose and Jennifer Rice; and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Diann Carroll; two brothers, Howard and Kenneth Plattner and a sister, Marjorie Kneller.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Smith & Sons Miller Chapel, South Whitley with Chaplain Sue Babovec officiating. The burial will be in South Whitley Cemetery. The visitation will be Saturday from noon until service time at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to Whitley County Ag Museum or 4-H Learning Center.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com.