Susan J. Licklider, 59, of Mt. Olive, died on Friday, Nov. 25, 2022, at 1 p.m. at her residence.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St., Sorento. Funeral services will follow, beginning at 12 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Randy Sands officiating. Interment will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento.
Mrs. Licklider was born Oct. 10, 1963, in Hillsboro, to Ronald E. and Erylenne (Vollintine) White. She married James Paul Licklider, and he survives.
She attended Sorento schools and went on to graduate from Gillespie High School. During her career, she worked for DeMoulin’s, served as a nurse technician at Highland Hospital, and tended bar for several years.
Mrs. Licklider was funny, lovable, energetic and had a heart to help others in need. She was crafty and talented, especially when it came to arranging flowers and decorating cakes. She also loved riding her Harley Davidson whenever she had the chance.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her mother and stepfather, Erylenne and Tony Markulakis of Wilsonville; sons, Anthony White of Litchfield and Braidyn Licklider of Mt. Olive; grandsons, Bentley and Isaiah; siblings, Katherine Hubbard of Livingston and Charlie (Trisha) Markulakis of Wilsonville; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mrs. Licklider was preceded in death by her father and stepmother, Ronald and Dorothy White; brother, Johnny Markulakis; and stepson, Joshua Licklider.
Memorials may be directed to the family to aid in the care of her son, Braidyn, c/o Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 5, Sorento, IL 62086. Online condolences to the family may be left at www.assalleyfuneralhomes.com.