Mabel C. Wickman-Faries

Mabel C. Wickman-Faries, nee Begole, 96, of O Fallon, Illinois, born Saturday, August 21, 1915, in Caseyville, IL, passed away on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at her home.

Mabel was a homemaker, member of  St. Clair County Farm Bureau, board  member of Whiteside School, active member of First Baptist Church in Belleville for 75 years and she was the oldest member. Her hobbies included playing cards, bowling, piano/organ and enjoyed her grandchildren. She loved her cat Cindy Sugar.  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Aunt: Ethel Begole
  • Parents: Elmer C. and Ida J. nee Niebruegge Begole
  • First Husband: Elmer A. Wickman
  • Brother: Francis Begole
  • Grandson: Jeffrey Wickman
  • Son: Paul Vernon Wickman
  • Second Husband: Birt Faries

Surviving are her:

  • Daughters:
    • Marian (Karl) Koehrer of Manchester, MO
    • Vivian (Jeffrey) Corrie of Troy, IL
  • Daughter-in-Law: Barbara Wickman of Virginia Beach, VA
  • Grandchildren:
    • Gary (Crystal) Webb                       
    • Jennifer (Trent) Anderson                       
    • Sheri King                       
    • Steven Wickman                      
    • Shelly (Tommy) Stines                       
    • Cindy (Kirk) Todd                       
    • Greg (Michelle) Wickman
  • 15 Great-Grandchildren

Memorials:  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Belleville

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Sunday, March 11, 2012 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Monday, March 12, 2012 at First Baptist Church in Belleville, IL, with Rev. Dr. Clarence Haege officiating. Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery in Collinsville, Illinois.

Condolences left for Mabel C. Wickman-Faries:

    To the family, friends, and caregivers of Mrs. Faries...Home Instead Senior Care wishes to express our deepest condolences and regret for your loss. Mabel was an amazing woman who lead a full and incredible life. It was a pleasure working with Mabel and those who loved her.
    The Home Instead Staff

    Julie Pena Belleville Illinois

    Safely Home

    I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
    Oh, so happy and so bright!
    There is perfect joy and beauty
    In this everlasting light.

    All the pain and suffering is over
    Every restless tossing passed;
    I am now at peace forever,
    Safely home in Heaven at last.

    Did you wonder I so calmly
    Trod the valley of the shade?
    Oh! but Jesus' love illumined
    Every dark and fearful glade.

    And he came Himself to meet me
    In that way so hard to tread
    And with Jesus' arm to lean on
    Could I have one doubt or dread?

    Then you must not grieve so sorely,
    For I love you dearly still:
    Try to look beyond earth's shadows,
    Pray to trust our Father's will.

    There is still work waiting for you,
    So you must not idly stand;
    Do it now, while life remaineth-
    You shall rest in Jesus' land.

    When that work is completed,
    He will gently call you home;
    Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
    Oh, the joy to see you come!

    - Unknown author

    Michael, Stephen, Charlene, Madeleine & Maxwell (Wickman-Shearer) Woodbury MN 55129

    Vivian, May the love of family and friends comfort you during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

    Larry and Jan Webb New Baden IL 62265

    Vivian and Marian
    You are in our thoughts and our hearts.
    Mable was such a wonderful person!
    We celebrate her life!
    She so enriched our Grandfathers and ours.
    Our Love to you

    Kelly, Sandy, Rhonda & Sue Sterling Va 20165