Helen J. Bickel

Helen Joan Bickel, 94, of Pearland, TX, and formerly of Huntington, IN, died Sunday evening, Feb. 10, 2019, at Colonnades at Reflection Bay in Pearland, TX.

Mrs. Bickel graduated from Huntington High School in 1942. She and her husband worked on their Dallas Township farm and she was a librarian at Andrews Elementary School. She attended St. Paul’s County Line Church in Andrews all of her married life, actively volunteering in church functions. She was a lifelong member of Huntington County Extension Homemakers Association and the Dallas Township Home Extension Club, as well as the Just Us Club

She relocated to Pearland, TX, in 2014 to be closer to her daughter Kathy, granddaughter Gina and Andy Nall, and three great-granddaughters.

She was born Jan. 15, 1925, in Huntington to Glenn and Anna Sunderman Tobias. She married John Lewis Bickel on June 24, 1944, in Huntington, and he preceded her in death on June 1, 1999.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Nichols, of Pearland, TX, and Sharleen (James) Sweeney, of Laguna Beach, CA; a daughter-in-law, Donna (Michael) Bickel, of Marion; a brother, Robert Tobias, of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, Gina (Andrew) Nall, David (Jennifer) Bickel, Laura Allgire, Shannon Sweeney and Colin Sweeney; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Wayne Bickel.
Calling is Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, from 10 a.m. to noon at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington. A funeral service will follow immediately after at noon at the mortuary, with Rev. Conrad Thompson officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul’s County Line Cemetery in Huntington County.

Memorials are to St. Paul’s County Line Church, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.

The online guestbook may be signed at www.baileylove.com.