Cliston S. Ricker

February 2, 2021

Cliston S. Ricker, 64, of Michigantown, died February 2, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Kokomo, Ind.  She was born on July 22, 1956 in Pennington Gap, Virginia to Claude and Mary Louise (Minton) Shackelford.  She married Chris R. Ricker on September 19, 1995 and he survives.

Cliston was a 1974 graduate of Southwestern High School and attended Purdue University.  Prior to living in Michigantown, she had lived in Lafayette and Frankfort.  She worked for St. Vincent Hospitals in Indianapolis, Carmel, and Lafayette as a Hospital Scheduler.  She was a former member of Schuyler Avenue Wesleyan Church.  Cliston enjoyed sewing and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Memorial donations may be made to Hamilton County Humane Society, 1721 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, IN  46060.

Visitation and Services

No services are planned at this time.  Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort, IN is honored to assist the Ricker family. 

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband: Chris and her mother: Mary Louise are her daughters: Angela (Erik) Hulstrom of Brentwood, CA, Jayne (Brent) Flatt of Carmel, Rhea (Nicole) Ricker of Indianapolis, and Rachel (Hannah) Ricker of Goldsmith; and grandchildren: Danika and Aidan Hulstrom, Jackson and Adelynn Flatt, and Thatcher and Jack Ricker.  

Preceded by:

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her brother: Jeffery Shackelford.


Leave your Condolences

12 Condolences for “Cliston S. Ricker”

  1. Lisa Ernst February 3, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I am so sorry! I had no idea your mom had been ill. The loss of a parent leaves a big void that nothing else can fill. I hope you find peace and comfort in the coming days and weeks. I am here if you need someone to listen.
    Love, Lisa (and John)

  2. Cathy Maryfield February 4, 2021 at 10:15 am

    Cliston was the best friend anyone could have. I loved having her as a confidant. She loved her family so much and was so strong in her faith. I will miss her but also rejoice that she is with the Lord. May God bless the family during their time of grieve and in the days and years to follow.

    Cathy Maryfield and Jim Maryfield

  3. Jeff Hall February 4, 2021 at 2:43 pm

    So for your loss Chris.

  4. Marsha Crum Catron-Randall February 4, 2021 at 2:50 pm

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  5. Don and Kathy Blanch February 4, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Chris and family, So very sorry to learn of the loss of your loved one. She was such a lovely and gracious lady. We always enjoyed seeing you two out for breakfast. Our hearts go out to you. Keeping you close in thoughts and prayers.

  6. Kimberly Amonett February 6, 2021 at 10:44 am

    Chris, Jim and I are so sorry to hear this, she was a beautiful soul. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  7. Gaye Welch Summitt February 6, 2021 at 2:58 pm

    I am sorry for your loss!

  8. Jerry and Jackie Fudge February 8, 2021 at 11:57 am

    Chris and family

    Jackie and I are so sorry for your loss.

  9. Connie & Phil Bond February 8, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    Chris and family. We were so sorry to learn of Clistons’s passing. She was such a sweet and kind friend. Loved her smile and strong faith. Know that you are in our prayers at this very difficult time

  10. Angie Mauer February 9, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Dear Chris and family I am so sorry for your loss. Cliston and I use to work together years ago at So Fro Fabrics, we sewed lots of little dresses for our daughters. We were notorious for buying all the remnants of fabric. She was such a sweet lady. She will be very missed.

  11. Mimi Lamp February 12, 2021 at 1:28 pm

    Cliston was the kindest person I knew. She was the best listener as well as the best mother. We were young mothers together in San Jose, CA in the 80s. We spent lots of time together, taking our children to the park, attending the Nazarene church, and just hanging out. I considered her my very best friend. I am so sad that her life was taken so soon from her but happy that she was loved by so many family and friends. She so deserved a good life. I will never forget her sweet smile!

  12. Jennifer Hatcher February 17, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    To Cliston’s loved ones,

    Please accept our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of Cliston. We wish you comfort and healing during this awful time.

    Humane Society for Hamilton County

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