Marilyn J. Wickman, 81, of Normal, formerly of Highland, passed away at 8:12 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Sugar Creek in Normal.

Marilyn J. Wickman, 81, of Normal, formerly of Highland, passed away at 8:12 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Sugar Creek in Normal.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Pittsfield West Cemetery, Pittsfield. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, Ill. is assisting the family with arrangements.

To express condolences online, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com.

She was born Dec. 29, 1937 in Hannibal, daughter of Ed and Mildred Colvin Coulter. She married Richard B. Wickman on July 11, 1964 in Hannibal, he preceded her in death on March 2, 2019.

Surviving are her son, Brett Wickman of Atlanta, Ill.; her daughter, Tara (Mike) Giblin of Irvine, Calif.; and two granddaughters, Laurel and Zoe Giblin. Also surviving are one sister, Karen (David) Rawlings of Columbia.

Marilyn enjoyed a long career as a school guidance counselor, first working at Granite City High School, then at St. Paul High School in Highland, later at Belleville Area College in Granite City and she retired from Carlyle High School in 2001.

Marilyn enjoyed gardening and yard work, but cherished her time spent with her children and grandchildren vacationing in Florida.