Joan graduated from Jasonville High School in 1954 and had lived in Columbus for approximately 55 years. She was a member of East Columbus Christian Church and a retired member of Tri Kappa.
She was an accomplished ballet toe dancer, performing thru Ernestine Myers School of Dance in Terre Haute, IN. She worked for Carl Williams Realty and retired from Quinco after 25+ years.
At Mrs. Bickel's request, private inurnment will be set at a later date.
Arrangements were entrusted to the Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center of Columbus Regional Hospital or Hospice of South Central Indiana.
Born at home in Jasonville, IN on March 21, 1936, Mrs. Bickel was the daughter of Fred and Effie Bledsoe. She married Edward Bickel on July 3, 1954, he preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son Mark (Kathleen) Bickel of Kent, WA; daughters Julie (Tom) Bolenbaugh of Columbia, TN and Bethann (Richard) Lehman of Columbus; Grandchildren, Erik (Scarlett) Bolenbaugh, K. Edward Bolenbaugh, Christopher Lehman and Cory Lehman; and a great-grandson C.J. Bolenbaugh.
She was preceded in death by her husband and one brother.
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