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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