Created on Monday, 09 December 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Alice Mae Ricketts, 75, of Bellefontaine, passed away at her residence Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.
She was born in Bellefontaine on July 5, 1938, a daughter of the late Wilson Michael Miller and Bessie Leland Elliott. She also was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Duane Ricketts; a sister, Lura Jean Roth; and nieces, Lori Roth McGee and Christine Stephan.
Survivors include her daughter, Cheryl (Scott) Chamberlain of West Liberty; son, Randy Ricketts of Bellefontaine; grandsons, Ricky (Kari) Ricketts of Bellefontaine and Aaron (Whitney) Chamberlain of Navarre, Fla.; two great-granddaughters, Maille and Avani Ricketts of Bellefontaine; sisters, Martha Albert of West Liberty, Helen Brown of Port Charlotte, Fla., Maxine (Don) Smith of Lima, Eloise Shirk and Sally (Walt) Stephan of Bellefontaine; brothers, Mike (Connie) Miller of West Liberty and Dave (Bonnie) Miller of Rushsylvania; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Alice was a familiar face around downtown Bellefontaine, working at Family Pharmacy, Hartley and Nicholl, and Winans Bakery. When not working, Alice enjoyed cooking, baking and sharing recipes. She was also a talented seamstress.
She devoted a great deal of time and passion to family genealogy. Her greatest pleasure was spending time with her two grandsons.
Pastors Jonathan Bull and Jim Morehouse officiate a celebration of life memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church. Burial is at a later date in East Liberty Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311; or to the Logan County Genealogical Society, 521 E. Columbus St., Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.