Mary K. Prickett

Mary Katherine Prickett, 94, of Wabash, IN, and having family in Andrews, IN, died Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at 10:08 a.m., at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash.

Mrs. Prickett was a 1942 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. She worked as a cook at the Fort Wayne State Hospital for 20 years. She lived in Fort Wayne for several years, returning to Wabash the past 20 years. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, and a past member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Fort Wayne.

She was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Wabash, to Paul and Phoebe Millican Houlihan. She married Benjamin G. Prickett in Fort Wayne on Aug. 27, 1948; he preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 1967.

Surviving are a brother, Thomas E. (Marcella) Houlihan, of Wabash; three sisters-in-law, Sondra Houlihan, of Peru; Barbara Houlihan, of Logansport; and Karen Houlihan, of Andrews; and three grandchildren, Benjamin Prickett, Matthew Prickett and Rachael Prickett, all of England.

She was preceded in death by a son, Michael Prickett.

Calling is Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash. A funeral service will be Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at 10 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair St., Wabash, with Rev. Maicall Lobo officiating. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.  

Preferred memorial is to St. Bernard Catholic Church.

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