Barbara Lynn Bickel

Canton – Barbara Lynn Bickel, 74, of Canton, passed away at 3:05 AM on Monday, January 15, 2018 at Clayberg Nursing Center in Cuba, IL. She was born on February 9, 1943 in Canton to Lawrence and Hazel (Bishop) Brown. She first married Jose Patino on January 27, 1962, she later married Roscoe Bickel on November 24, 1976 in Canton, IL, he survives.

Also surviving are two children, Diana (Jeff) Keime of Lewistown and Janet (Dennis) Welker of Lewistown; three grandchildren, Abram (Carrie) Pierson of Kingston, TN, Jason Keime of Lewistown, IL, and Chantel Welker of Sterling, CO; two great-grandchildren, Ayden Pierson of Kingston, TN and Breyana Cansino of Dallas, TX; and one brother, Larry (Carol) Brown.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Kerry Brown and one sister, Janet Lee Brown.

Barbara worked in medical records at Heartland Health Care and Renaissance Care Center and was also self-employed for many years. She was a member of Bryant Christian Church. Barbara loved crafts, weaving, spinning wool, crocheting, quilting, wood carving and reading.

Per Barbara’s wishes there will be no services. Cremation rites will be accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory in Canton, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Clayberg Nursing Center. To make online condolences you may go to

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6 Responses to Barbara Lynn Bickel

  1. Cindy Peterman says:

    Janet and family, I am so sorry for your loss. HUGS!

  2. Cindy Peterman says:

    Janet and family, I am so sorry for your loss. HUGS! Cindy P.

  3. Larry & Malina Lehman says:

    Janet, thinking of you and your family.

  4. Elaine Putrich says:

    I will miss her when I come to Clayberg to volunteer and will also miss talking with you, Roscoe, about the “shop” and Joe when you were there also visiting with Barbara. Days ahead will be hard for you, but God will help you. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  5. Reba Ford says:

    Janet, Diana and families – so very sorry for your loss.

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