Frances WickhamOvid, NY
Frances Bradley Wickham, 96, passed away peacefully in the care of her loving family on May 8, 2023 in Fort Myers, Florida.
Fran was born in Jamaica, Long Island, NY April 30 1927. At the age of twelve, due to the great depression, her family relocated to Ovid, NY where she stayed through the majority of her adult life.
Fran was the daughter of Frank and Madeline Bradley and had two siblings; John and James.
While attending Ovid Central High School Fran met the love of her life, Keith Wickham. They married April 26, 1946 and spent 47 very happy years together until Keith's passing in 1993.
After attending Rochester Business Institute, Fran worked along side her husband in the family business, "Wickham's Auction Service", originally a live stock business and eventually a household auction service. Fran and Keith produced four boys; Randall, Bradley, Jack and Jeff. A devoted wife and mother, Fran always declared her greatest accomplishment was raising her four boys and watching them grow into men, establishing their own families.
Fran and Keith bought a home in Lakeland, Fl. in 1984 where they spent winters. In 1994, following Keith's passing, Fran relocated to Ft. Myers to be closer to two of her sons and enjoyed the next 30 years watching their families grow.
A loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister, Fran is survived by her four sons, Randall (Patty), Brad (Jeannie), Jack, and Jeff (Nancy); grandchildren, Kelsey Vest, Nicole Jackson, John Wickham, Chris Wickham, Holly Wickham and Jesse Wickham; great grandchildren, Ayden Vest, Brooke Jackson, Brady Jackson and Jameson Wickham; and her brother John Bradley.