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Elpha Sickels Stanton

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 11:30 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 12:01 p.m. CDT

Elpha L. Sickels, 93, of Stanton died Feb. 6, 2013, at Good Samaritan Society of Red Oak.

A private family graveside service will be held at Cromwell Cemetery. Roland-Ritchie Funeral Home, 905 Benton Ave., Corning, is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be directed to Good Samaritan Society of Red Oak. Online condolences may be left at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com.

Elpha Lucille Mathers, daughter of Josephine (Adams) and Ernest Mathers, was born April 24, 1919, in Orient.

Elpha graduated from Cromwell High School.

In 1936, Elpha married Charles Edward Sickels in Cromwell.

Elpha is survived by her children, Sydney (Rita) Sickels of Winterset, Corlee Romines of Longview, Wash., Edward (Myrna) Sickels of Montesano, Wash., Sharon (Rick) Gustin of Kelso, Wash., Terry Sickels of Stanton and Charles Sickels of Longview, Wash.; 23 grandchildren; multiple great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Elpha was preceded in death by her husband, parents, five siblings, one grandson, one great-grandson and one son-in-law.

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