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Wilma Jean King-Pickel

September 4, 1930 - July 4, 2021


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    Beth says

    She will be missed by many . Such a beautiful and fun loving woman .

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    Tammy says

    Wilma was a great cousin. Was such a great and loving fun person to be around. Will miss her sweet face. Love always Tammy

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    Annie (Larry) Smith says

    Shirley, I am sorry to hear of the passing of your sister. My heart and prayers are with you at this time. Annie

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Wilma Jean J. King Pickel, 90, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on Sunday July 4, 2021, while surrounded by family she was visiting in Indiana. Wilma was born on September 4, 1930, to the late Charles and Dora (Adsit) Gano. Wilma Graduated from Clarks Hill in 1950.

She married George Junior King on April 8, 1951, in San Antonio, Texas and he preceded her in death on November 26, 1989. Wilma later married John Pickel on January 1, 1992, in Lafayette and they became snowbirds in Sun City, Arizona. John passed away in 1997. Wilma then met Bobbie Billing of Anna, Ohio. Bobbie and Wilma spent 21 years together splitting their time between Arizona, Indiana, and Ohio. Bobbie passed away in 2019.’

Wilma is survived by her four children: Gery (Karen) King of Surprise, AZ; Stephen (Ellen) King of Monticello; Diane (Steve Schrader) McCord of Americus; and David King of Lafayette. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren, and sister Shirley Smith of Clarks Hill, IN.

Wilma is preceded in death by her sisters Lorene Weedon and Juanita Price.

Visitation is to be held on Friday, July 9, 2021, at 12PM in the Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Funeral Chapel. Services will immediately follow at 2PM with burial at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens.

The service is available virtually at zoom.us, click the “join meeting” tab then enter the meeting number 765-490-4234 and the password:  tmg2020.

Donations may be made out to First Christian Church (14001 North Thunderbird Boulevard, Sun City, AZ 85351) and the American Heart Association.

Tippecanoe Funeral and Cremation Services is assisting with the arrangements.