Idamae Fern Dickey, age 96, died Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011, 2011, at the Lone Tree Retirement Center, Meade, Kansas.
She was born February 1, 1915, in rural Clark County, Kansas, the daughter of James Burton and Ethel Gladys (Meyers) Wagner. As a young girl she attended the Meade school system, graduating from Meade High School. A lifetime resident of Meade, she was an operator for Southwestern Bell and a homemaker.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the Elsie Chapel Extension Unit.
On July 18, 1937, she married Clarence Robert Dickey at the United Methodist Church parsonage at Dodge City, Kansas. He precedes her in death on May 14, 1988.
She is survived by a half brother, Duane Wagner of Florence, Oregon
She is preceded in death by a daughter, Donetta Sue Dickey on March 14, 2002; two brothers, James Morris Wagner and Frank T. Wagner; and two sisters, Rosemond Ethel Ballemeyer and Gladys Bertina Stalder.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 19, 2011, at Graceland Cemetery, Meade, Kansas, with the Reverend Susan Greene presiding. Interment will follow at the conclusion of the service. Friends may call from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.
The family would welcome memorials to the United Methodist Church or the Meade District Hospital in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com