Edmund Bickett

Born: Mon., Feb. 1, 1932
Died: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017


9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Location: Ridgway Location

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Nov. 30, 2017
Location: Ridgway Location

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Edmund Bickett, 85, of Old Shawneetown, Ill., passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 in Evansville, Ind.  Edmund was born February 1, 1932 in Owensboro, Ky., the son of the late Henry Louis and Ina Bell (Crowe) Bickett.  He married Lula Margaret Head on January 16, 1954.  Edmund served in the United States Air Force.  He came to Illinois and bought timber ground along with his brother James.  They cut the timber and operated their own sawmill.  They cleared land which the family now calls the Big Field.  He farmed for many years and was owner and operated of the Shawnee Package in Old Shawneetown and the Ole Grey Fox in Shawneetown.  Edmund was a catholic by faith, and was a member of the St. Patricks Church at Pond Settlement.  Survivors include his wife Margaret; seven children, Susan (Don) Bachmann of Webster Groves, Mo., Ed (Linda) Bickett of Cave-In-Rock, Janice Bickett of Overland, Mo., Donna (Jeff) Short of Ridgway, Tim (Tracy) Bickett of Ridgway, Kim (Shannon) Bickett of Sturgis, Ky., and Laurie (Bob) Marti of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Kenneth Bickett; three sisters, Sister Louisa Marie Bickett, Jeanie Calhoun, and Carol Bell; seventeen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a son, Phillip Bickett; three brothers, Alvin, James and Dennis Bickett; two sisters, Geraldine Owdziej and Lucille O’Neill.  Visitation for Edmund will be held on Thursday, November 30th from 9 a.m. until service time at 1 p.m. at the Vickery Funeral Chapel in Ridgway.   Jean Wills will officiate with burial at the St. Patrick Cemetery at Pond Settlement.  In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Food Pantry in Shawneetown or to the American Diabetes Association.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. 

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Kelly Thomas Anderson
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
Sympathy to the entire Bickett family and thoughts are with you during this time.

Dona (Drone) Hastie
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
Bickett Family: deepest sympathy on your loss.

Debbie Febuary Via
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
You have my sympathy.

Patricia Higgins
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Class of 1980.

Bill and Karon Scates
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
We are so sorry to hear about Edmund, prayers to all the family

Sandy Short and Family
   Posted Mon November 27, 2017
Our sympathy to all of the Bickett family.

Gail Bickett Kight
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Uncle Edmund always made me laugh and he reminded me of my dad. He was proud of his family. May he rest in peace and peace be with you all.
In Deepest Sympathy!

Sister Julia Head, OSU
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Dear Lootz and all the family of Edmund,
God's presence fill you with peace at this time. Know that you are remembered in prayer as these days unfold. Know that you are not forgotten by this Head. I can believe that my brother Herman was there at the door to welcome Edmund "home."

Thinking of you all with special care and prayer.
Cousin Sister Julia

Hazel Pate and family
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your father.

Vickie (Head) Carter
   Posted Tue November 28, 2017
To all I am so sorry for your lost.
The lost of ones parent is never easy.
Always remember the good times when together.
My thoughts are with you all.
Love, Vickie Lynn

Teresa Stanelle Back
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Sorry for your loss and wish each and everyone of you a sense of peace knowing that Edmund is in a better place.

Freeman Oldham
   Posted Thu November 30, 2017
Sympathy to the Bickett family for your loss. You all will be in our prayers. Edmond will be missed by many friend's may he rest in peace.

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