Alice E. Ricks, 97

Alice E. Ricks, 97, died Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, at her Marion residence.

Born on June 9, 1923, in Lander, Md., Alice was the daughter of the late William Falve and Mary Edna (Gwinn) Myers. Alice was married to the love of her life, Joseph Ronald Russell "Joe" Ricks for 70 years before he preceded her in death on March 15, 2012.

Alice liked to remain busy and active. She was an LPN at Hancock County Hospital for many years as well as being a waitress, a census taker and she also worked at the License Branch. She and Joe were avid square dancers. She was a past member of Back Creek Friends Church and was a currently a member of First Friends Church. Alice was a member of the Fairmount Eastern Stare and was a past Worthy Matron. She had also been a 4-H and Brownie leader. Alice was a great cook and enjoyed using fruits and vegetables that she preserved herself. A talented oil painter, she created beautiful paintings. She also enjoyed needle work, crocheting, reading, and was an excellent housekeeper.

Alice is survived by her children, Karen (Keith) Sullivan of Jonesboro, Janie (Grant) Long of Wabash, Rebecca (Warren) Waymire of Martinsville; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Dorothy Lewis of Jonesboro; and sister-in-law, Carol Small, Marion.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and son Joseph R. Ricks.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Fairmount Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fairmount. A private graveside service for immediate family only due to COVID-19 will be at Park Cemetery, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 at 1 p.m. with Paster Dave Steinke officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Grant County Women's Shelter in care of the funeral home.

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Posted on 2020 Oct 29