ROSE JANE RICKETT
SHELBY: Rose Jane (Nothacker) Rickett, age 97, of Shelby, died Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
Rose was born May 22, 1916 in Shelby the daughter of the late Fred and Ellen (Gamble) Nothacker. On July 3, 1939 she married Ralph B. Rickett and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1987. Rose had been employed at AMF, McKenzie Bakery and The Peoples Store and had been a homemaker.
She was a very loving and caring person and would do anything for anyone. Rose was very active at the Shelby Y Community Center where she was an aquatic instructor. A lover of all children, she taught many youngsters how to swim and they all called her "Grandma". She enjoyed babysitting, square dancing, line dancing, swimming, needlepoint, crocheting and other crafts. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and The Coachman Club Chapter 20. Rose loved to socialize and was a frequent visitor at McDonalds in Shelby and The Shelby Senior Center.
Rose is survived by her children, Ralph "Bud" Rickett of Lexington and Robert C. (Bonita) Rickett of Mansfield; four grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her 2 brothers, Leroy Nothacker and Charles Nothacker; and by a sister, Louise Williams.
Friends and family are welcome on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held at 7 PM by
Rev. Russ Yoak, pastor of First Lutheran Church in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the Shelby Y Community Center.
Care was provided to Rose and her family by Bob, Catherine and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home.
To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit www.turnerfuneralhomeshelby.com