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Captain Christian T. "Chris" Ricks

1948 - 2014 Obituary Condolences
Captain Christian T. "Chris" Ricks Obituary
Ricks, Captain Christian T. Chris of Jefferson City, Mo., died Monday, August 18, 2014. Chris was born November 12, 1948 in St. Charles, Mo. the son of O'Garlan C. and Kathryn G. Trescott Ricks. He was married on August 4, 1979 in Libertyville, Mo. to Bonnie S. Steinbach. Chris joined the Missouri State Highway Patrol on May 1, 1971 and was assigned to Troop C in Jefferson County. He later moved to Jefferson City and continued his career with Highway Patrol until his retirement as a Captain on August 1, 2006. Survivors include: his wife, Bonnie Ricks; one daughter, Andrea L. Ricks Young of Sedalia, Mo.; one son, Christian T. Scott Ricks, II; one granddaughter, Elizabeth K. Young; his mother, Kathryn Ricks of Elsberry, Mo.; one brother, Allen Ricks of Manchester, Mo.; one sister, Carol Ricks of Jefferson City, Mo.; his mother-in-law, Dorothy Steinbach of Jefferson City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his father, O'Garlan Ricks and his father-in-law, Oswald Steinbach. Services: Visitation will be at Wesley United Methodist Church in Jefferson City from 3:00 until 8:00 p.m. Friday, August 22, 2014 and from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014. Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014 at Wesley United Methodist Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Wesley United Methodist Church to be used for several of Chris' favorite charities including camp scholarships through the church, Special Olympics, and the MASTERS Program. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary in Jefferson City. www.freemanmortuary.com
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 21, 2014
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