Catherine Claire (Glick) Wicker (Cathy, as she was known by family and friends), 74, of Windsor passed away at 12:30 a.m. Friday (June 1, 2012) at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday in the Lockart-Green Funeral Home, Shelbyville. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in the Ridge Cemetery, Shelby County. Memorials may be made to the Lincolnland Hospice.
Cathy was born January 13, 1938 on a farm in Cold Spring Township, Shelby County the daughter of Ross Sylvester and Hattie Elaine (Godfrey) Glick. She spent time up on Williamsburg Hill (a.k.a the Ridge). She and her family were responsible for taking care of this cemetery and she picked her biggest batch of mushrooms up on the side of the ridge with her double cousin, Janis. She loved the secluded nature-like area and visited it often-she also has other family members buried there. Thus, her love for this area and her choice of a final “earthly” resting place.
She attended a one room country school (Lockwood) for her first 7 years and then attended 8th grade and High School in Tower Hill. After graduation, she worked most of her life as a secretary at Shelby County State Bank, Shelbyville, South Shores National Bank and Caterpillar in Decatur, before retiring at age 62.
After retirement, she wanted to follow her sister Shirlee’s footsteps in becoming a “Master Gardener”. This became her compassion/compulsion for the rest of her life. Cathy was used to hard work on the farm where she was raised- she worked alongside her brothers on outdoor chores much of the time. Her life on the farm gave her the strength and courage to build her own “little paradise” on this small plot of land the Lord gave her to watch over for Him. She worked at building garden beds, planting trees, building pathways (out of most anything-as her brother, Johnnie, would say “just give it to Cathy, she will probably build a path or something out of it”); digging a pond and putting goldfish in for each great-grandchild; adding patios, a gazebo, etc. Her favorite times in her garden were spent with her family and friends (especially her great-grandchildren where we got to know birds, butterflies, and other insects, such as praying mantises, bees, wasps, locusts, etc., as well as planting seed, recognizing flowers, learning about the soil, etc.)
She was raised in a Christian home but did not know Jesus intimately until April 24th 2006 at the age of 68 (At that time, she was baptized by Pastor Tom Suey of Christ Tabernacle Church in Herrick). From that time on, she loved the Lord Jesus and loved praising and worshiping Him. She gave credit for her success in life to her Lord and Savior and Special Friend, Jesus Christ, with whom she walked and talked daily “in the garden”.
Her most fervent prayer from her life, as she puts it, is hoping that her great-grandchildren learned about the land and how everything and everyone is dependant on each other, just as God planned it.
.She is survived by her brothers, Donald Ross Glick and wife Bev, Robert Glick and wife Betty and John Glick and wife Arlene, Jerry Glick (deceased) and sister, Shirlee Miller and husband Don; her children are Deborah Lynch (deceased and Terry Wicker and wife Sharon. She has six grandchildren, Krista Curry and husband Brandon, Kimberly McClimans and husband Jarrod, Heather Wicker, Nathan Wicker, Amanda Cornell and Bobby Dunlop. She also has six great-grandchildren, Zachary and Sophia Curry, Kyla and Mathius Hutchison, Gavyn McClimans and Tinley Cornell.