November 30, -0001 - October 22, 2011
Ickes, Paula Rae (nee Guinn), Beloved wife of Joseph L. Ickes. Loving mother of Daniel and David Ickes. Daughter of Rob and Karen Rector. Sister of the late Greg Guinn. Daughter-in-law of Minnie Pearl Ickes. Granddaughter of Wendy and Joyce Thomas. Paula was a Lance Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from 1982 to 1986. She was loved by all and her laughter will be forever in our hearts and in our ears. Paula passed away October 22, 2011. age 47. Memorial visitation will be held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 6329 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, OH 45069, Tuesday, November 1st from 6 p.m. until the funeral service at 7 p.m. Reception at the church immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network National Headquarters, 1500 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 or www.pancan.org.
Well my heart is hurting as I send my prayers and love to all of Paula’s family and friends. This world won’t be the same without her smile and incredible laughter. So grateful I was able to share in Paula’s joy for life – even if it was for too brief a time. I miss her so much and took for granted that some day we would get to spend more time together. If there is a lesson here maybe it is to embrace life and the people we love, to not hold back, to not put off what matters,to fight for what is important, to laugh out loud – especially at ourselves – and to never give up. I think that is what Paula will be expecting from us. All my love Paula. You were truly an original, and an inspiration, and you will be desparately missed.
While working with Paula, I’ll never forget the laughs we had talking thru our project work. We had alot of fun working together and her laughter is what I’ll miss the most.
Paula! I will truly miss you and your laughter especially the day that we couldn’t stop laughing at a response from Costa Rica.
To Her Parents, I can not imagine what it feels like to have a child pass away first. I can only pray that God Bless your hearts with the joy that she gave you while here on earth and he keeps you both wrap in his loving arms.
To Her Joe & Sons, This is truly a hard time for you and I pray that God eases your pain with precious memories of your wife and mother. The bible says weeping may endure for a night but Joy cometh in the morning. The night is the time you are struggling to get through your lost. The Joy is when you believe/know that your wife and mother is in a better place now. She is no longer suffering, no more test to be ran and no more hospitals. I can imagine Ms. Paula is in Heaven circling around watching over all of you wanting to let you know she is alright now.
Remember to hold on to each other it will help you through and give God the Praise for Blessing you with Paula. When you are sad one of you tell a funny story that you shared with Paula remember her as the person I saw at work a Happy woman in love with her Family.. God Bless You All.
Dear Joe, Dan and David,
We are saddened to learn of Paula’s passing. She will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.
Our Best Always,
The Barkley Family
Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Paula will be missed by all.
Our deepest and most heartfelt condolences.
I really enjoyed working with Paula in HHC. She was so good at what she did. You always knew where you stood with her, always got a straight answer and I respected that above all else. She was one of the really good people, smart, funny and always available.
She will be missed.
To Joe, Daniel, and David
I was so blessed to have had Paula in my life. She taught me more things than I can write and I loved her.
The bible says we should cry at ones birth and rejoice when they go home to God. This has been tough for me to do this past week for my own selfish reasons, but I will get there and I know you will too.
God gave us one of his soldiers for a short while, an angel he named Paula. She made us all better, stronger people and I thank him for that gift.
God promised that weâ€™d see our loved ones again, so I will be patient waiting for that joyful reunion. I pray God gives you, the men in her life that she loved so very much, peace and comfort until that day.
Once in a while a person will come along who will inspire you to be a better human being. They will remind you to laugh a little louder, be a bit kinder to your neighbor, love with abandon and never ever give up in what you believe in. Thank you Paula for these reminders. It was a honor and a privilege to know you. Thank you Joe for letting us into your lives and know your are in our thoughts and prayers.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Paula was one of my loudest cheerleaders and biggest support system, for that I was truly blessed. Her laugh was contagious and filled you with warmth. I pray that the love you feel around you help ease the ache in your heart. Condolences from me and my family.
Joe and boys, we are very sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you go thru this difficult time.
Sincerely, Mario, Vince and Nick Cicchinelli
May you see God’s light on the path ahead When the road you walk is dark. May you always hear,
Even in your hour of sorrow,
The gentle singing of the lark.
When times are hard may hardness
Never turn your heart to stone,
May you always remember
when the shadows fallâ€”
You do not walk alone.
Dear Paula’s family, Our prayers and our deepest sympathies are with you in this time of sorrow. We are friends of Karen and Rob’s and have been for many years, so we really feel that we have known Paula for a long time. She was always spoken of with such joy and pride by her mom and dad that we felt privileged to know such a lovely and brave lady through them. May God continue to bless you all and keep you in the palm of His hand.
Blessings, Hank and Rose Stamps
Dear Ickes Family,
I think that you know how much I deeply loved and admired Paula. I loved to see her name on our schedule. She always brought so much sunshine and laughter in to our office.
No one on this earth was more positive minded and a true inspiration to all of us here at UC.
I pray that the God of all comfort will comfort and strengthen you during every single minute of every day.
I can honestly feel Paula’s smile and laughter in my heart and mind. I will miss her severely.
Much Sympathy to your family.
To: Joe, Daniel, David, Karen & Rob
My sincere and deep condolences for your loss.
A few words about your wife, mother and daughter …
Paula was a special person, that was obvious, what made her so special to so many co-workers, at P&G, was her humor and her commitment to her Team(s) and co-workers. She was always professional – and her word was her word. She was “top notch” and “best in class” in every aspect – in my opinion.
While we were not intimate friends – I admired, respected and enjoyed every occasion I had to work with Paula. I will miss her and wish I had taken the time to know her better.
May the peace of knowing she’s with God now bring you much comfort – and while she is gone from your lives “in the now” – she’s lives on in your hearts, minds and souls – she is still part of you and of all those she touched or came in contact with at P&G.
Again, my sincere – heart felt condolences.
Always a sad, sad thing to lose a loved one. I didn’t know Paula on an extremely personal level but I can imagine how hard it must be for the family. The bible gives comfort for those who have passed. Ecclesiastes 9:5 states: â€œThe living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.â€ But it also states in Isaiah 26:19: â€œYour dead ones will live. A corpse of mineâ€”they will rise up. Awake and cry out joyfully, YOU residents in the dust! For your dew is as the dew of mallows, and the earth itself will let even those impotent in death drop [in birth].” This gives the hope that she’s peacefully sleeping now but we will see her again when she’s brought back to life in the future. I firmly believe this and hope these scripture’s help.
Joe, Daniel, & David,
My deepest condolences. As you well know, words cannot adequately express what a strong, vibrant, fun woman Paula was. I loved working with her and have many joyous memories of adventures we shared (especially driving to & from Lima and planning ESO picnics) and times we laughed so hard it hurt. I consider myself blessed to have been her friend, and I will sorely miss her. Please know my thoughts & prayers are with you — for strength & comfort in this most difficult time.
My dear friend Joe, a day will not go by when you will not feel the presence of Paula in your life. This is a true gift of the Lord as he knows how deep and strong your love for each other has been over the years, especially the last 3 years. Paula has been such an inspiration to me and all those around her. There is no doubt that you will miss her, but think of the struggle for life and the pain being gone. You did all that you could do to make sure that she got the best care, the best help, the best of everything during this time. I am so proud to call you my friend. Please accept the condolences of my family as we all pray for all of you. Larry
I recall the day Paula came in for a job interview in Sunny Delight. A few years later I took a job in F&HC Contract Mfg. and I take credit for recruiting Paula to come to F&HC too because I knew she would be a perfect fit. David and Daniel – she was so proud of you boys — she loved you so much. Joe – she loved you too and you were her soul mate. You guys brought her so much joy and you all are so blessed to have shared the years of good quality life that you had together. I am so sorry for your loss — my heart goes out to all of you.
My prayers and thoughts are with the family. May God bless you through this very trying time.
My condolences and deepest sympathy in loss of dear Paula
Things I learned from Paulaâ€¦
When you hear a Harley coming down the street, give Paula a smile. It brought her joy. Make sure that you have things in your life that bring you joy. It makes life worth living.
When you see a man or woman in uniform, straighten up with pride. She was so honored to perform her duty for this great country. Never forget those that protect and serve you.
When you see a young man or woman struggling to figure out life, stop and help them out. They arenâ€™t perfect and they will make mistakes. They are our sons and daughters. They need our help and love, even though they donâ€™t know it, and they certainly wonâ€™t ask for it.
When you are walking with your spouse, reach out and hold their hand. We should all be so blessed to spend our lives with our best friend. Joe made Paula better. Paula made Joe better.
When you feel like crying for Paula, stop. Know that she is in a far greater place. It is now time for her to pray for us. She always has. Have and keep the faith.
Paula loves us. And we love you, Paula.
To Paula’s family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I will truly miss Paula’s laughter and her truly positive attitude. It was a joy to know her.
I pray that Paula’s family and friends find the strength and support from each other to get through this difficult time. Your memories of Paula will remain with you always.
Paula was a very special person. I loved her laugh. She had the most amaizing attitude and personality. Her strength was a true testimont to the support of her family and friends. I feel lucky to have known her.
My condolences to family and friends-
Paula has countless special qualities that brought radiance, hope, trust and love to our lives. She conveyed strength when so many would have withered; she offered encouragement when so many would have not extended compassion. Paula will always be loved and remembered; we will miss you.
How do you pay tribute to such an amazing, phenomenal friend? To say she brought joy into my life is a huge understatement. To try to summarize all the laughter we shared would take weeks. How do you summarize the cheerleading, support, and wisdom she shared with me? My life is so much richer due to the blessing of her friendship. Although I will miss her every day, I know heaven is a better place – more organized, more passionate and more joyful now that our Paula is among the angels. I love you, Paula.
Joe,Dan and David,
This is a sad day indeed. I have such fond memories of Paula working on the Mr.Clean Magic Eraser project. I recall when we launched the project, we had a memorable incident while on the floor, packing out erasers. I was running the floor cleaner picking up dust and dirt when Paula came running to me yelling “STOP THE MACHINES”. She had lost a diamond earing; we all began “the search” it was like finding that needle in the haystack or else,we were on an episode of Lucy with Ricky, Fred and Ethel! Sure enough, I found it and Paula was so grateful. We all laughed hysterically for hours.
Well, now that she is in the hands of the Lord, she will always “sparkle” like a diamond in my mind.
My deepest condolences.
Although no words of sympathy can take away your sorrow, may memories of your loved on give you strength for each tomorrow….
God Bless you & may God watch over you, Daniel & David always…
Much, much love…
I am shocked and very saddened by this news. I worked with Paula and enjoyed doing so on the candles’ business. I could always count on Paula to be open and honest with me and she brought great passion to her work.
As a fellow veteran I also honor her service to this country.
My dear, sweet Goober…we met in 8th or 9th grade…we had just both moved to Woodland Park and you were missing your best friend from Cali, and my best friend had just moved away. We decided we’d be best friends “this side of California and Florida”. We shared so many good times and bad. It was my great honor to lead you to the Lord and I am so thankful I did!
Daniel and David…I know you know your mom was the BEST! She never let anything get her down. I know that she loved you all so much and was so proud of you! She is never going to be farther than your heart! Always remember she will always be with you. You are her legacy..always remember that!
Joe, thank you for loving my friend so well! You truly were her soul mate!
Karen and Rob…..I’m so sorry for another loss for you. I hope it can bring you some comfort to know they are now together and waiting for the day you all will be reunited. Thank you for the fun times I always had at your house.
I love and miss you my friend…Love GaGa (Monica)
Joe, although words can never fill the loss – take comfort in knowing all your friends are by your side. Our continued prayers go out to Paula and your family.
Our prayers are with the Ickes family. Paula will be sadly missed but her smile and laugh will always be in our minds and hearts.
John & Angie DrosteF
My deepest sympathies, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Sandy
Joe, Daniel and David,
I am so sorry to about the loss of your Wife and Mother. She was my only daughter and I always thought about her even though we never got to see each other. We recently started corresponded by email and phone. She will always be in my heart.
Joe, Dan and David:
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of Paula. We will continue to keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.
The Von Wahlde Family
Joe, Daniel and David,
I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Paula will be sorely missed. She was a wonderful lady and terrific friend.
I am heart broken as I hear the news. So many memories flood my mind thinking of Paula. I remember spending time with Joe and Paula during the summers and having so much fun together. Paula’s laugh still lingers in my mind along with her beautiful smile. May God comfort Joe, Daniel and David as they go through this sad time in their lives. I love you all!
I will miss you, friend!
Lots of love your way!
We send our deepest & most sincere sympathy to the Ickes family for your loss. We were blessed to have known Paula. Our loss is heaven’s gain and the angels are rejoicing! God bless.
There are no words. Deepest sympathy for the loss of Paula. We are sorry her package didn’t arrive in time, but she knows whats in it now. May her star be be brightest in the sky.
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.
Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.
You will be missed my dear friend Paula.
Our deepest sympathy at the loss of Paula. Only warmth and comfort with the Lord now.
Randy and Donna Greer
Paula was very optimistic in all her endeavors and happy all the time and her laughter will always be heard. I send my deepest condolences to her family.
Our family was moved so much by the courage and strength of Paula. We have Paula and your family in our prayers.