Mary Prickett, 94

Mary Katherine Prickett, 94, of Wabash,  died at 10:08 a.m., Monday, Jan. 22, 2018, at Autumn Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Wabash.

She was born Jan. 18, 1924, in Wabash, to Paul and Phoebe (Millican) Houlihan.

Mary was a 1942 graduate of Central Catholic High School in Fort Wayne. She married Benjamin G. Prickett in Fort Wayne on Aug. 27, 1948; he died Nov. 6, 1967. She worked as a cook at the Fort Wayne State Hospital for 20 years. Mary lived in Fort Wayne for several years, returning to Wabash the past 20 years. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church, and a past member of Precious Blood Catholic Church in Fort Wayne. Mary enjoyed sewing and reading.

She is survived by her brother, Thomas E. (Marcella) Houlihan of Wabash; three grandchildren, Benjamin Prickett, Matthew Prickett, and Rachael Prickett, all of England; three sisters-in-law, Sondra Houlihan of Peru, Barbara Houlihan of Logansport, and Karen Houlihan of Andrews.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, one son, Michael Prickett, who died in 1979; three brothers, and two sisters.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair, Wabash, with Father Maicall Lobo officiating. Burial will be in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne.  Friends may call 5 - 7 pm, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is St. Bernard Catholic Church.
The memorial guest book for Mary may be signed at


Posted on 2018 Jan 23