Barr Memorial obituary – Jean Wickham, 64, Montrose


Jean Wickham, 64 years, of Montrose, Iowa died at 10:30 pm Monday, December 4, 2017 at her home.  She was born January 7, 1953 in Charleston, West Virginia, a daughter of Charles P Jr and Romaine (Henderson) Samples.  On November 22, 1981, she married Tom Wickham.  They were married 36 years.


Jean earned an Associates Degree from Southeastern Community College.  She worked many places during her life.  Locally she enjoyed her time as a receptionist and assistant to Dr. DeGala in Keokuk.  She loved Montrose and was active with the Montrose Watermelon Festival.  She enjoyed photography, crafts, and keeping in touch with family and friends through Facebook.  She loved her boys (dogs), Bama and Stewie.

She is survived by her husband, Tom Wickham of Montrose; one son, Ron Allen of Wever, Iowa; two daughters, Rona (Kevin) Borrego of Sylacauga, Alabama and Trish (Stacey) Welch of Warsaw, Illinois; one brother, Charles P (Patti)Samples III of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; five grandchildren: Trisha, Will, Logan, Riley, and Colby; five great grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Roger and John Samples.

Her family will greet friends at visitation from 9:30 – 11:00 am Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison, Iowa.  Funeral services will follow and begin at 11:00 am Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the funeral home, with Pastor Dean Graber officiating.  Burial will be at Montrose Cemetery, Montrose.  A memorial has been established to assist the family, contributions may be left at the Barr Memorial Chapel.  Online condolences to the Wickham Family may be made at


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