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Clara Joyce Bickford

December 24, 1931 — May 27, 2020

Clara (Joyce) Bickford 88 of Sandwich passed away May 27th 2020 at Willow Crest nursing Pavilion Sandwich. She was born on December 24th 1931 in Evansville, IN to the late Silas and Matilda ( Van Bibber ) Borden.

She married James Bickford on November 18th 1950 in Boonville, IN. She was a member of the Plano Church of Christ, Past President of the Sandwich Art League but her biggest tribute to life was the love she shares with her family and friends. She dearly loved her son Brian and her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by her loving son and daughter in law Brian and Sherry of Sandwich, Grandchildren; Justin ( Sara ) Bickford of Oglesby, IL and Anna ( Richard ) Meyer of Rockfalls, IL, Great grandchildren; Shelby, Joshua, Alexa, Gabriel and Raven. She also leaves behind her brother Daniel Lee Borden and sister in law June Bickford.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband James (2019) her son James R. Bickford Jr. (1982), and grandson Joshua (1997)

Graveside service will be held June 3rd at 1:00 p.m. at Pratt-Oaklawn Cemetery Sandwich with Minister Loy Fulfer officiating.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Pratt Oak Lawn Cemetery

Pratt Rd, IL 60548

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