Richard Stickles

October 24, 1938 - July 13, 2021
Voss Chapel
316 North Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Sunday 7/18, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Voss Chapel
316 North Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Monday 7/19, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Voss Chapel
316 North Chestnut Street
Seymour, IN 47274
Monday 7/19, 11:00 am

Richard R. “Dick” Stickles, 82, of Seymour, passed away on July 13, 2021. He was born in 1938 to the late Ross M. and Mildred E. (Ledgerwood) Stickles in Odon, Indiana. On September 6, 1959, he married the love of his life, Nancy E. Smith and she preceded him in death on October 23, 1984.Continue Reading

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Malone Randy left a message on July 24, 2021:
Deepest sympathy for your loss. Randy Malone
Nancy Holmes left a message on July 19, 2021:
Rick, Doug and families, You have my deepest sympathy. Dick Stickles was a wonderful man. I will always remember his kindness, his humor, his work ethic and his love for his family. Also, he taught me to appreciate country music lyrics and his one-of-a-kind poems. I’m glad he spent his last years in Odon because he loved it so much. I am proud to remember him always as a friend.
Richard Wiethoff, MD left a message on July 19, 2021:
Dick Stickles was one of the most positive influences on me throughout my life. He was such a gentleman and was as kind as they come. Also, he was one of my favorite coaches during my entire basketball career in which he coached both my eighth grade and freshman teams. With his passing, Seymour and Jackson County lost a truly wonderful person.
Barry Ledgerwood left a message on July 18, 2021:
There were seven of us first cousins, now there are six. We have always been a close knit group even though we're living hundreds or thousands of miles apart. We have lots of good memories from all the times we have gotten together for various types of family events. Sadly, Dick you will be missed by all of us who are family, but I'm sure, by everyone who has known you through the years. RIP cousin Barry Ledgerwood
Jennifer Habeck left a message on July 18, 2021:
To the Family of Mr. Stickles, Mr. Stickles made Adv. Algebra fun, interesting and sensible. Math was not always my strong suit, but I met with much success because of the instruction, patience, expertise and dedication of Mr. Stickles...he made sure I 'got it' before going on to the next Algebra challenge. I'm an educator now...1st grade...and I even tell my little 6 year-olds how much fun I had in Adv. Algebra because of a teacher like Mr. Stickles...hoping to inspire them to always give their best effort, ask questions and keep trying! Thank You, Mr. Stickles. My thoughts, prayers and heartfelt sympathies to all of you. He was a great man in every sense of the word and I'm sure he will be greatly missed. Jenny (Ude) Habeck
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Cheryl Lynn McClure left a message on July 18, 2021:
I have many fond memories of my summer vacations spent in Indiana with my Uncle Dick and family. Our family was blessed with great cooks and storytellers. So, after a bountiful feast of delicious food the family would gather and the reminiscing and storytelling would commence. My uncle Dick was a particularly great storyteller due to his keen memory for detail and talent for doing impersonations which added much humor. As a very young child one of my favorite impersonations that he did so well was Donald Duck. The matriarch of our family was Nanny Delight (Trublood) Ledgerwood, my Great Grandmother and Dick's Grandmother. She was very proud of her family and their accomplishments. So, she ceremoniously granted our family with the title, "The Talented Set." This title has remained and has served as one of the humorous themes for subsequent family reunions. If someone would make a statement, "I don't know how we ever accomplished this," or someone had overcome some obstacle, my uncle Dick with eyebrows raised and a smirking smile would say, "You know, we are the talented set." My uncle certainly was talented. He excelled at all of his endeavors while remaining very humble; basketball as a young man and later coaching basketball in high school, academics, mathematics, carpentry, family man and all around "good and kind person." I had a great deal of love, admiration and respect for him and will miss him dearly. I send my condolences to my cousins, Rick and Doug and their families. With love, Cheryl McClure
Andy Applewhite left a message on July 18, 2021:
Rick and Doug I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. He truly will always be my favorite teacher. His classroom was an optimistic place and he was a great communicator. He made math concepts make sense. I also know he was just a quality person. I have nothing but respect and great thoughts about Mr. Stickles. Condolences and prayers. Andy Applewhite
Jennifer Avery left a message on July 17, 2021:
Rick and Doug, I’m so sorry for the passing of your dad. He was one of my favorite teachers! I loved his humor and his smile. He was just such a nice man. Prayers for you all. Jennifer (Reinhart) Avery
Katrina Oberlies left a message on July 16, 2021:
Mr. Stickles as an amazing teacher. He was so supportive of his students. I found myself telling my children and students some of his wise words. He truly got me through my Math classes.
Larry carpenter left a message on July 16, 2021:
Doug, so sorry for your loss. Larry n Brenda Carpenter
Katrina Oberlies left a message on July 16, 2021:
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Libby Roberts left a message on July 15, 2021:
Dick was a wonderful teacher and a fine man through & through. He made this world a better place.
Lorie Carter left a message on July 15, 2021:
Mr. Stickles loved his students & he wanted so much more for them. When I struggled with Pre-Calculus during my Senior year of high school, he would tutor me before school or after school because he wanted me to due well. He was one of my favorite teachers in high school. When he would walk past my parents house & I was home, he would ask how my life was going. Thanks Mr. Stickles for being a great teacher! You will be missed. Lorie (Rieckers) Carter
Tom Sutton left a message on July 15, 2021:
So sad to learn that Mr. Stickles has passed. Condolences to his family. Coach Stickles was my reserve basketball coach in the sixties at Seymour. He was one of the most honest, honorable individuals I’ve met throughout my life. RIP Coach Stickles. Tom Sutton
jan hines left a message on July 15, 2021:
When I graduated from I.U. with my B.S. in Education, I subbed for a year before I got my permanent position at SHS (mid eighties). When Nancy was dying of cancer, I subbed for Mr. Stickles for two weeks. He was uber organized at a time when his life was rife with sadness and grief. To make MY job easy teaching math was no simple feat! Also thanks to student PJ Hinton who saved my bacon in Pre-calculus. Dick Stickles was the consummate math teacher and coach. He was professional, kind, patient and a great motivator. I always looked up to him. Sometime during my first years of teaching biology, I did a display case titled, “When your Teachers were in High School.” Mr. Stickles contributed his yearbook from Oden and a few pictures. Low and behold, Mr. Stickles was an all-star athlete and major hunk. The girls went mad! They kept stopping by my room in groups to admire the display case just outside my door. I remember one starry-eyed freshman who said she wished she could go back in time. . . All I can say is she had great taste. What a wonderful man and master teacher. It was my privilege to be his friend and colleague. -Jan Hines
Khris Pottschmidt left a message on July 15, 2021:
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