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Marie Ryckman 1913 - 2008 BENNINGTON Ryckman, Marie Louise Maguire, 95, of Oakwood, Ohio, and more recently of Lancaster, Ohio, passed away on Sept. 23, at the Specialty Select Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. She was born on July 23, 1913, in Bennington, Vt., to Patrick and Jane Maguire.Marie was the Food & Travel Editor for the Cincinnati Enquirer for 15 years and wrote earlier for the Dayton Journal Herald, the Bangor Daily News, the Knickerbocker News, the Bennington Banner, and helped found the Community Times of Huber Heights. Marie was a gourmet cook, writer and a professional photographer who loved basketball, tennis, art, cooking, and reading. She sang and she played the piano beautifully. As a teenager, Marie won the Vermont State Tennis Championship. She graduated in the second class of the Bennington College in 1937 and pursued a Masters of Social Studies at the University of Maine. She was a member of Holy Angels Church & Parrish for over 40 years. Marie leaves her husband of 65 years, Seymour James Ryckman, a former professor of civil engineering at the University of Dayton. She was a loving sister, mother, aunt, grandmother, and great -grandmother. She also leaves; three sons and their wives, S. James, Diane Ryckman, Jr., of Oakwood, Gary Coleman, Donna Ryckman, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Christopher S., Therese Ryckman, M.D. of Lancaster Ohio; daughter and her husband, Jane Ryckman, Mark Seigwarth, of Scottsdale Ariz.; 10 grandchildren, Judson D. Ryckman, Melissa Ryckman, David Palowski, Audrey M. Ryckman, Hayley A. Ryckman, Kaitlin R. Ryckman, Abigail Ryckman, Jim Rittman, Rebecca Ryckman, Meghan Ryckman, Katherine Ryckman Seigwarth, Elizabeth Ryckman Seigwarth. Two great-grandchildren, Jackson, and Taylor Rittman; niece, Mollie Qvale Clark; nephew, William Halford Maguire. She was proceeded in death by her brother, Lieutenant Colonel William Halford Maguire, a West Point graduate, who was an executive officer to General Wainwright in the Philippines and who died in a Japanese prison camp one month before the end of World War II. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Catholic Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 26, 2008 at the St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 122 So. High Street, Lancaster, Ohio. Prior to the mass there will be visitation at the Church from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. The evening of Friday, Sept. 26, there will be visitation in Dayton, Ohio from 6 to 8 p.m. at the SCHLIENTZ & MOORE FUNERAL HOME, 1632 Wayne Ave., Dayton, Ohio. A graveside service and Christian burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. at the Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave, Dayton, Ohio on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008. Special thanks are extended by the family members to the physicians, nurses and staff involved in her care at the Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Ohio, the Specialty Select Hospital in Columbus, Ohio and Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, Ohio. Donations may be made in Marie Louise Maguire Ryckman's memory and name to either the Bennington College, Bennington Fund, 1 College Drive, Bennington, Vermont, 05201 or the University of Dayton, UD Fund, 300 College Park, Dayton, Ohio, 45469.
Published in Bennington Banner on Sept. 25, 2008
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