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Joy Marie Wickham

May 14, 1934April 7, 2021

Joy M. Wickham, 86, of Lake Odessa went to be with her Lord on April 7, 2021 at Green Acres of Ionia. Born on May 14, 1934 to Dale and Winnie (Bryans) Shetterly in Lake Odessa. Joy was a graduate of Butterworth School of Nursing and had a long career as a nurse. She was married to Jack Wickham for 63 years. He passed in 2020. Joy loved quilting and gardening. The family will remember how loving and caring she was to them. Joy will be lovingly remembered by her children; Ann (Dan) Barbour, Doug (Smita) Wickham, Greg (Elizabeth) Wickham and Brent (Shannon) Wickham, 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, sisters; Shirley (Bob) Chapman and Linda Kennison, sister-in-law Betty Shetterly. Preceding Joy in death are her husband Jack, parents, brother Philip Shetterly and brother-in-law Arnie Kennison. According to her wishes, cremation has taken place and she will be laid to rest privately in Fuller Cemetery with Jack. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given to the Lake Odessa Grace Brethren Church or the charity of your choice. Online condolences to the family can be left at


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Mary Yeomans

April 22, 2021

To the Family:

Joy always had a smile on her face and a positive personality. As a younger cousin, we always looked up to her.

Jim and Mary Yeomans
Martha Wheaton
Tom and Sally Strachan

jane cook

April 18, 2021

We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Joy. She was a great woman, friend, and cousin. John and Jane Cook

Shirley Stevens

April 13, 2021

Dear Wickham family the Stevens sent their love and sympathy to you at loss of Joy. One of my boys said her name fitted her. Praying for God’s comfort for you all.

Ruth Reigler

April 13, 2021

We're really sorry to hear of Joy's passing. We're thinking and praying for all of you. It was wonderful knowing her and Jack for all of the years we did. Love, the Reigler family.

Betty (Walton) Carr

April 11, 2021

I am the daughter of Grace (Bryans) Walton and a cousin to Joy and her siblings. "Joy" is a perfect name to describe her. I remember when I spent a week with her family (back in the '40s) and we went to the Ionia Fair. As a pre-teen myself at the time, that was a big deal and we had a great time. Aunt Winnie and Aunt Mary spent time in the bingo tent while us kids toured the 4H animal barns and garden produce exhibits. Fond memories for me. (My neighbor in Hastings (Phyllis Usborne) knew Joy and Jack as well. She speaks fondly of them.) My sincere condolences on the loss of both your parents.

Casey & Linda DeJongh

April 8, 2021

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom. She was such a sweet lady. Thinking of you as you mourn the loss of both your parents.

Lawrence and Mary Endres

April 8, 2021

We are very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing.