Judith Faye Sickels, 87, of Tuscon, Arizona, formerly of Winchester, IN passed away Wednesday evening, October 17, 2018 at Carondelet St. Mary’s Hospital of Tuscon, AZ. She was born March 26, 1931 in Randolph County, IN, the daughter of Roscoe “Babe” and Alta (Miller) Moore. She married the love of her life of 62 years, Walter Eugene “Gene” Sickels on August 31, 1945.
Judy, a farm wife and mother first, worked outside the home at various jobs to help support the family. Their love for farming began in Winchester, to Dupont, to Unionport, but then back to Winchester on their own farm, in 1957. The family remained at the farm to watch children and grandchildren mature and start to have families of their own. They purchased their home in Tuscon, AZ in 1982, traveling between the two home places. In 1994, the farm was sold, and they made Tuscon, AZ their home.
During her life in Winchester and Tuscon, Judy was active in the Ext. Homemakers, 4H Inc, Bowling, Square Dancing, Red Hats Ladies, attending First Church of Christ of Lynn and Winchester Friends while in Indiana, and attended Tucson Estate Chapel regularly in Arizona.
Judy loved winning while playing cards, cribbage and all kinds of board games. She especially enjoyed playing with her grandchildren and other family. She enjoyed traveling and made sure to chart parts of their adventures.
She leaves to cherish her memory four children, Terrell Sickels (special friend, Shauna), Audrey Murray, Marsha Kritsch (Tony) and Barbara Fisher (Wayne); a sister-in-law, Betty Sickels; ten grandchildren, Travis Murray (Leta), Trevor Murray (Tiffani), Trek Murray (Tammy), Traci Arbo (Jason), Theresa Moler (Eric), Chris Sickels (Jennifer), Tammy Sickels Barnes, Angela Graff (Corey), Trenton Kritsch (Christa) and Justin Fisher (Tiffany); 23 great grandchildren, Trinity, Tristen, Clark, Gage, Zari, Bryce, Brock, Claire, Che’, Kielyn, Shelby, Wayne, Arica, Owen, Ava, Otto, Novie, Taylor, Lyla, Caroll-Anne, Chase, Kaylee and Canden; and one great-great grandchild, Nash. She was preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Gene; son-in-law, Leland Murray; two great grandchildren, Oliver Sickels and Jackson Moler; three sisters, Bernice Canada York, LaVaughn Romack and Naomi “Sis” Austin; and two brothers, George and Dan Moore.
A service to celebrate Judy’s life will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018 at Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Thomas Memorial Chapel of Lynn, IN, with Travis Murray as celebrant. Burial will follow at Fountain Park Cemetery of Winchester, IN. Family and friends may gather to share and remember from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 26th, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Tucson Estates Heartline, 5795 W. Lazy Heart St., Tucson, AZ 85713. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wilsonshookfuneralhomes.com.