Mary J. Ricker

September 5, 2010

Mary J. Ricker 90 of Frankfort, IN, died at 8:05 p.m. September 5, 2010 at Clinton House Health and Rehabilitation Center, where she had lived the past 3 years. Born August 25, 1920 in Clinton County, IN to the late Robert L. & Lottie A. (Lipp) Collins. She married Eugene Ricker on October 5, 1940 in Mulberry, IN and he preceded her in death on October 30, 1998. Mrs. Ricker was a 1937 graduate of Frankfort High School and lived in Clinton County her entire life. She retired after 18 years as caretaker of the Kilmore United Methodist Church, where she was a lifelong member and active in the Church Women United +and the Crusaders Sunday school class. Mrs. Ricker was a member of the Jefferson O.E.S. for over 50 years.

Visitation and Services

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Pastor Craig Overman will officiate. Visitation will begin at 1 until time of service. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to the Kilmore United Methodist Church.

Survived by:

2 Daughters: Ann M. (Ron) Kopernak of Martinsville and Janet Ricker of Frankfort 3 Sons: Edward (Jane) Ricker of Frankfort, William (Linda) Ricker of Newport, AR and Steven (Brenda) Ricker of Evansville 10 Grandchildren, Several Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by 5 brothers.


6 Condolences for “Mary J. Ricker”

  1. Bob & Sue Collins September 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    We have such fond memories of Aunt Mary and she was so happy at her 90th Birthday Party. Her smile & noodles will always be remembered.

  2. Mary Cox September 7, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of my longtime friend – since Charlie Collins was my brother-in-law, I always considered Mary a part of my extended family. She was a kind lady who will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary (Goldsberry) Cox Taylorsville, Ky.

  3. Corinne McGrew September 7, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
    Kent, Corinne, Hannah and Colin

  4. Raymond Beets September 8, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Ann, Janet, Ed, Bill and Steve and other family during this time of sorrow on the passing of their mother. I knew Mary since I was little (Steve and I grew up and went to school together). She was always very talkative when I saw her in Frankfort over the last few years. A gracious lady who will be missed.

  5. Vicki Crews September 8, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Ed and Family,
    Was so sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. She and my Mom were good roommates at Clinton House a couple of years ago. They both had relatives from the Lipp family, so they had lots to talk about. My Mom passed on July 10th. She was to go home on the 12th. As we discussed, we were very fortunate to have them as long as we did. I will miss them both.

  6. Martha Goings September 8, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    To the Family of Mary…
    I have an Aunt (Sarah McAhren) in the Clinton House facility, and therefore became somewhat acquainted with your Mother and Grandmother. She was a “sweetheart” – always pleasant, had a contagious smile – and loved to play Bingo, and took it serious as most of them do!! She talked about “winning” stuffed animals and giving to family members in and out of state. I’m sure she will be missed, now she is in God’s hands and in peace. May God Bless your family in this time. Martha Goings, Noblesville, IN

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