Alice Mae Ricketts, 75, of Bellefontaine, passed away at her residence Thursday, December 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, grandson Ricky (Kari) Ricketts of Bellefontaine, grandson Aaron (Whitney) Chamberlain of Navarre, FL, two great-granddaughters Maille and Avani Ricketts of Bellefontaine, sisters Martha Albert of West Liberty, Helen Brown of Port Charlotte, FL, Maxine (Don) Smith of Lima, Eloise Shirk and Sally (Walt) Stephan of Bellefontaine, and 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.
A celebration of life memorial service will be held at First Lutheran Church on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 11AM with Pastors Jonathan Bull and Jim Morehouse officiating. Burial will be 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 Ave. Bellefontaine, OH 43311.
The staff of Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine assisted the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.