Barbara J. Ricker

July 7, 2024

Barbara J. Ricker, 95, of Frankfort passed away July 7, 2024 at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  She was born on December 18, 1928 in Frankfort to William Norris and Pauline (Morrison) Caldwell.  She enjoyed 55 years of marriage to Ted B. Ricker, whom she wed on November 16, 1947 in the Michigantown Methodist Church, he preceded her in death on July 29, 2003.

A life-long Clinton County resident, Barbara is a 1947 graduate of Michigantown High School.  While in high school, she developed a pen pal relationship during WWII with a girl from England.  They had a long-lasting friendship and were able to meet in both England and Michigantown.  She was Secretary for the National Cigar Factory, Derrick Insurance and Mellinger Insurance in Michigantown.  She was a devout member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, where she often gave the liturgy and was part of the Widow’s Group.  She volunteered as a Pink Lady for the hospital in Frankfort and was a member of the Red Hat Society.  Barbara was an avid reader and enjoyed games, including bingo, bridge, card games, and Rummikub.  She also enjoyed knitting and traveling.

Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s honor to the Wesley Manor Good Samaritan’s Fund, 1555 N. Main Street, Frankfort, IN 46041.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12, 2024 in the Amanda Reid Chapel in Wesley Manor, 1555 N. Main Street, Frankfort. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the chapel.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main Street, Frankfort is honored to assist the Ricker family. 

Survived by:

Surviving are her Son: Jay B. (Nancy) Ricker of Pendleton, Brother: James G. (Phyllis) Caldwell of Frankfort, 4 Grandchildren, and 10 Great-Grandchildren. 

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son: Christopher R. “CR” Ricker.


Leave your Condolences

4 Condolences for “Barbara J. Ricker”

  1. Rosie crockett July 8, 2024 at 5:03 pm

    I met Barb at Wesley Manor many years ago. I will surely miss her, your friend Rosie

  2. Jean Mohr July 9, 2024 at 3:30 pm

    Jay and Nancy, so sorry for the loss of your mother. It is difficult losing a parent. You are in my prayers. Jean(Spray) Mohr

  3. Reta Williams July 10, 2024 at 5:17 pm

    Jay, I am so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. I always liked talking to your mom when I would see her. She was such a friendly and personable woman. Please accept my condolences. Reta

  4. Sheri Lindhorst Channels July 11, 2024 at 2:25 pm

    Jay and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was a lovely lady. I have many memories of your family. When my mother went to Wesley Manor, your mother came to see us. We had a wonderful visit and it was so comforting to see her. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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