Jefferson City News-Tribune, February 24, 2004,
Jefferson City, Missouri

Edith McAtee, age 97, of Fulton, died Sunday, February 22, 2004 at Fulton Nursing and Rehab.

She was born January 26, 1907, in Galesburg, Illinois, the daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Hattie Edith (Kemp) Wickell. On August 22, 1931, she married Norman Joseph McAtee in Fulton. He preceded her in death on April 19, 1969.

She is survived by three children, William David McAtee and his wife Betty of Fulton, daughter Mary Ellen Bieri and her husband Bob of Columbia, Mo., and son Phillip Norman McAtee and his wife Ruth Ann of Columbia, Mo; seven grandchildren, John and Brian McAtee, Susan Bieri Washington, Steven and David Bieri and Melanie McAtee Briggs and Jeffrey McAtee; 10 great-grandchildren, Jack, William and Anna McAtee, Sydney and Spenser Washington, Kaelin Bieri and Jacob Bieri, Kathleen and Abigail McAtee and Ethan McAtee; three brothers, Kenneth Wickell, Joseph Wickell, and Don Wickell, all of Fulton; and one sister Mary Ruth Henderson of Columbia, Mo. She was preceded in death by one sister, Alice Mosley and two brothers, Henry Wickell and Louis Wickell.

She attended Fulton High School. Mrs. McAtee was a homemaker and her favorite hobby was her flowers. She was a member of the Court St. Methodist Church and the University of MO extension club and helped deliver Meals On Wheels. Her main interests in life were her family and friends, working in her yard, needle work, reading, and following the St. Louis Cardinals.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 26, at the Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Rev. John Hoos officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.

Family will receive friends on Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Court St. United Methodist Church in Fulton.

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