Patricia C. ‘Pat’ Ricketts

Patricia C. “Pat” Ricketts, 86, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Heartland of Bellefontaine. She was born in Bellefontaine on June 20, 1927, to the late Henry Floyd and Anna Maude Taylor Smith. She also was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Jakeway, and three brothers, Lester, Taylor and Gene Smith.

On March 6, 1949, she married Milo A. Ricketts Jr. and he survives, along with daughter, Susan Ricketts of Indianapolis; two sons, Ted Ricketts of Bellefontaine and Timothy (Renee) Ricketts of Napoleon; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pat was a member of the First Church of God in Bellefontaine where she had taught Sunday School. She was a homemaker and enjoyed reading, knitting and crocheting.

The Rev. A.W. Purdin officiates a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bellefontaine Cemetery. Visitation is from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Eichholtz Funeral Home, 321 N. Main St., Bellefontaine.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 31 W. Whipp Road, Dayton 45459.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff for the exceptional care they provided to Pat during her stay at Heartland of Bellefontaine.

Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at