Mrs. Jean Dickey peacefully passed in her sleep late in the evening on Thursday Dec. 21, 2017, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Plymouth. Jean, who would have been 90 in March, had been living in Plymouth for the last ten years. She was formerly a long-time resident of Marion, having lived north of that city since 1967 with her husband, Richard Dickey, and their family.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Dickey had been struggling with accelerating health challenges these last few months, although she was generally comfortable and alert to the very end. She has been enjoying numerous visits from family and friends in the three months she had been a resident at Miller’s. Most recently, over the previous weekend, she enjoyed several family members visiting from four different states. Dickey loved her family and people in general. In fact, on her very last evening she escorted another resident down and back from that night’s meal. On her way back, Dickey was heard to exclaim that they had finished eating and she was now serving as “eyes” for her friend and co-resident.
Jean Dickey was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Stewart, in 1953 and her last husband, Richard Dickey, in 2006. She was also preceded in death by Richard’s daughter, Debbie Falcone. Mrs. Dickey is survived by several other children, Linda Hutcheson, Kris Myers, Francine Cook, Shannon Austin, Rick Dickey, Matt Dickey and Pay Dickey. She also has six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
The family is considering the appropriate format and timing of a celebration of Jean Dickey’s Life.
In lieu of flowers or other generous support, the family respectfully suggests memorial donations in Jean’s name be sent to The Center for Hospice Care, 111 Sunnybrook Court, South Bend, Indiana 46637, or the American Lung Association in Indiana, 115 W. Washington St# 1180-South, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204.