Felicia Rosamond Altman-Sickmiller, 97 years, of West Unity, Ohio completed her life Sunday, October 5, 2014 at Governor’s Village near Cleveland, Ohio. Born in Archbold, Ohio on September 30, 1917 to Anna (Gigax) and Henry Swalley, Flip was a graduate of Archbold High School in 1936. She married Robert Altman in 1938 and E. Charles Sickmiller in 2004. She was employed at the A-A Poultry Farms as a bookkeeper. Felicia was a member of the West Unity United Methodist Church and was very active in the Women’s Society for Christian Service within the church. Flip also was a member and Worthy Matron of the West Unity Chapter 158 of the Order of the Eastern Star, the CBS Study Club of West Unity and several Bridge and informal coffee clubs in Florida and West Unity. While in Florida, Bob and Flip delivered “Meals on Wheels” for many years, and regularly attended spring training baseball games in Winter Haven. Golf became an interest during retirement – she even thought of getting out to play when she was past ninety.
Surviving are one son, Jeffrey L. and his wife Julie (Kunkle) Altman of Cleveland, Ohio; one son-in-law, Larry T. and his wife Dorothy Ley of Hillsdale, Michigan, seven grandchildren, 12 and one-half great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She will be lovingly remembered by her family as Mom, Grandma, Grandma Flip and Aunt Flip. She was preceded in death were her husband’s Robert Altman and Charles Sickmiller, a daughter, Barbara Ann (Altman) Ley, two infant sons, Robert Michael and William James Altman, three brothers, Russell, John and Gilbert Swalley and one sister, Elva Keim.
Private graveside services will be held at Floral Grove Cemetery near West Unity. A celebration of her life will be held at the West Unity United Methodist Church sometime next spring. Arrangements are under the care of Oberlin-Turnbull Funeral Home, 202 North Liberty Street, West Unity, Ohio.