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Judith J. Dickover

Edwardsville | Sunday, January 3 2016

Judith J. Dickover, age 76, of Edwardsville, Illinois died at 6:46 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2016, at her home.  Judith was a retired practical nurse.  She was born August 8, 1939, in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Joseph & Marguerite (Tyson) Wells.  Judith married Richard D. Dickover on July 26, 1958, in Griffith, Indiana.  Besides her husband Richard she is survived by 1 son, Richard J. Dickover of Edwardsville; 3 daughters, Susan Dabrowski of O’Fallon, Illinois, Connie Butcher (Larry) of Bolingbrook, Illinois, and Jennie Hampton (Will) of Charleston, South Carolina; 4 grandchildren; 1 brother, Charles Wells of Florida; and 1 sister, Rita Ashcraft of Dyer, Indiana

She accompanied her husband in his twenty eight year Air Force career traveling and living in 45 states and 25 foreign countries. Highlights of Judy's adventures were surviving the strongest typhoon to hit the island of Guam (her son was born there 3 weeks later). Attending "high tea" at the birthplace of the founder of the Girl Scouts of America (Juliet Lowe) in Savannah, Georgia. Camping at numerous castles in Germany and most of the other western European countries.  Witnessing, in person, the East-West German unification spectacular in Berlin in 1989. Camping on Klotz Lake in northern Canada, Lake Tannycomo in Branson, Missouri and numerous Girl Scout camps in Missouri and Illinois. 

Her passions were camping and making crafts. She customized hundreds of tee shirts and sweat shirts for family and friends. She was a born volunteer who never passed up an opportunity to help a stranger in need, teenagers who were in need of a mentor or a relative or friend who needed personal care.  She often dropped her current activities to drive hundreds of miles to sit with a relative who had a medical problem.  She was a Girl Scout for 70 years and "Bandaide" as she was affectionately known, taught lifesaving and other Red Cross classes to countless Girl Scout volunteers around the world. She was a proud member of American Legion Auxiliary Unit #199 and served as Vice President. She loved to play bingo and penny slots at the casinos, but most of all loved to be with her family.

 A memorial visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Weber & Rodney Funeral Home.  Services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Rev. Stephen Disney officiating. Judith was cremated according to her wishes. 

In lieu of flowers memorials should be made to: American Legion Auxiliary Unit #199, P.O. Box 629, Edwardsville, IL 62025 or Girl Scouts, 4 Ginger Creek Parkway, Glen Carbon, IL  62034. Condolences may be expressed online at weberfuneralhome.com


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Valley View Cemetery & Mausoleum Funer

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