Vernon “Sonny” Franklin Ickes, 79, Waynesburg, died Friday, June 8,2012 in his caregiver’s home in Strasburg following a five month battle with cancer. Born Jan. 19, 1933 in Deersville, to the late Vernon H. and Isabel (Cope) Ickes.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol Ramey Marks Ickes in 1986; one son, Terry Marks; two sisters, Janet Thompson and Mary Ickes of Oakknoll.

A celebration of life in memory of Sonny was held June 24, 2012 at the Canton American Legion Hall.

A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.