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Jane Danelle (Fonner) Wickiser

December 3, 1944 ~ September 14, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Jane Wickiser Obituary

Jane Danelle Wickiser, 78, of Allendale, Illinois, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the Linda White Hospice House in Evansville, Indiana. 

She was born December 3, 1944, to Gerald and Marie Fonner in Flint, Michigan. She married the love of her life, Ronald Dean Wickiser, on March 28, 1961, in Mattoon, Illinois. They were married for almost 50 years before his passing in 2011.

Visitation will be Sunday, September 24th, from 1-3:00pm at the chapel of Short Funeral Home, Mt. Carmel, with the funeral following at 3:00pm. Burial will be at 12 noon on Monday, September 25th, at Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon, IL.

Jane was an active member of the Evangelical United Methodist Church in Mt. Carmel, Illinois.

She spent the last 38 years of her career working for Health Insurance Associates in Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Her co-workers became her second family, and she loved them all dearly. She became lifelong friends with her clients whom she treasured and cared for. They trusted her implicitly, and she often spent long hours helping and listening to those that needed someone to talk to.

Her relationship with her Savior, Jesus Christ, guided Jane in everything she did.  Possessing a true servant’s heart, she faithfully cared for her family and friends. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her great joy.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa L. (Edward) Jamison of Mt. Carmel; son John C. (Marcella) Wickiser of Pekin, IL; brother Joseph (Teresa) Fonner of Lerna, IL; sister-in-law Anita McClung of Brownsburg, IN; and sister-in-law Dawn Fonner of Decatur, IL.  Also surviving are grandchildren David (Dawn) Hurlbut II of Evansville, IN; Clayton (Haley) Jamison of Carmi, IL; Alice Wickiser and Mary Wickiser both of Pekin, IL; Scott (Mary) Jamison of Evansville, IN; Shea (Jason) Brock of Mt. Carmel, IL; Jeff Homan of Owensville, IN; Mark Homan and Jennifer Guard both of Mt. Carmel, IL; great-grandchildren Reece Jamison, Sophia Jamison, Carsyn Jamison and Shiloh Jamison all of Carmi, IL; Evan Hurlbut and Savanna Hurlbut of Evansville, IN; Cole Jamison and Claire Jamison of Evansville, IN; Tyler (Elizabeth) Jamison of Evansville, IN ; Nevaeh Brock, Wyatt Brock, and Fletcher Brock of Mt. Carmel, IL;  Kracell Guard of  Mt. Carmel, IL; Kendal (Satchel) Patberg of Mt. Carmel, IL; Kenadie Homan of Mt. Carmel, IL. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband Ronald, sister Janice Strater, brother Jerry Fonner, brother-in-law, Duane Wickiser, and sister-in-law, Lottie Wickiser.

Memorials may be made to Evangelical United Methodist Church or Hope Pregnancy Building Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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September 24, 2023

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

Funeral Service
September 24, 2023

3:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

September 25, 2023

Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon


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