Marjorie Lou Dickey, 80 years, of Houston, Texas and formerly of Donnellson and Fort Madison, Iowa died at 9:40 am Monday, April 20, 2015 at the East Houston Regional Medical Center, Houston, Texas. She was born April 24, 1934 at Sullivan, Illinois, the daughter of Delbert Wade and Ruth Olga (Derring) Sullivan. On March 3, 1954, she married Matthew “Wendell” Dickey at Cantril, Illinois. He survives.
Marjorie was a 1952 graduate of Fox Valley High School, Cantril, Iowa. She was a homemaker. She also worked for a period of time at the Fort Madison Community Hospital in the pharmacy department. She enjoyed traveling, gardening, reading mystery novels, and genealogy.
She is survived by her husband, Matthew “Wendell” Dickey, of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Rhonda Dickey, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Karen Dickey, of Houston, Texas; two brothers, Bill (Connie) Sullivan, Cantril, Iowa and Steve (Janell) Sullivan, of Hollister, Missouri; two sisters-in-law, Martha Sullivan, of Milton, Iowa and Joyce Dickey, of Donnellson, Iowa; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Roger Sullivan.
Her family will greet friends for visitation from 5:00 – 6:30 pm Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 am Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, with Reverend John Simpson officiating. Burial with be at Keokuk National Cemetery, Keokuk, Iowa. A memorial has been established for the Donnellson Public Library or the family, contributions may be left at the Barr Memorial Chapel and Cremation Services. Online condolences to the Dickey family may be made at the Barr Memorial Chapel and Cremation Services website, www.barrmemorialchapel.com. Continue Reading