SYCAMORE, Ill. – Dorothy F. Ricker, 99, of Sycamore, died Friday at her home.
She was born Sept. 5, 1919, in Greeneville, Tennessee, a daughter of George Lamb and Elizabeth (McCoy) Leonard. She married James F. Ricker Jan. 11, 1941, in Greeneville.
She worked for General Electric in DeKalb for many years.
Dorothy was a beloved mother and grandmother, who had a great sense of humor.
She loved gardening, quilting and crocheting. She had unconditional love for everyone and never met a stranger.
She was a faithful follower of Christ and a member of the Sycamore Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son: Hugh “Pete” (Linda) Ricker; grandchildren: Dawn (Allan) Mannis, Jeff (Kristy) Ricker, Jacque (John) Bridge, Amy (Kenny) Pitts, James Ricker, Michelle (Royal) Hartwig, Tom (Jelena) Cooley and Scott Cooley; 22 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather; her husband; a daughter: Rita Beasley; a son: Glen Ricker; a daughter: Evelyn Cooley; a grandson: Donald D. Dirickson Jr.; a granddaughter: Donna Fay Dirickson; and great-grandson: Kevin Ricker.
In lieu of flowers, the family will be accepting donations for a memorial fund to be used at a later time.
The funeral service will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Sycamore Baptist Church, 302 Somonauk St., Sycamore, with the Rev. Dan Stovall, retired, and the Rev. Matthew Johnson officiating.
A visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd., Quiram Sycamore Chapel, 1245 Somonauk St., Sycamore.
Interment will be at Elmwood Cemetery in Sycamore.
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