Sarah Hinshaw Rickerman
1921 - 2015
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Sarah Hinshaw Rickerman of Landenberg Held in the Light Sally died peacefully in her home on the morning of July 10, 2015. She lived guided by her Quaker belief that we all have an inner light (caring, nurturing, the divine) and that humanity is elevated as we seek and nurture the inner light within ourselves and all others. Sally worked tirelessly throughout her life on efforts to nurture others within and outside of Quakerism. She was lead to freely share her insights and to develop numerous resources so that others might better follow their own leadings. Sally was an active, caring member of her world community initiating and working on many projects to better humanity and our Earth. A Quaker Memorial Meeting for Worship will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 15, 2015 at London Grove Friends Meeting, London Grove. She is survived by sons, David (and Julie), Jonathan, and Jeffrey; granddaughter, Claire; nieces and nephews, Janet, Foster, Lila, and David and their children and grandchildren; extended family members and many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry George Rickerman and her father and mother, David Hinshaw and Augusta Wiggam. A memorial fund has been established to continue Sally’s efforts, contributions are welcomed, for information contact

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Published in The Daily Local from Jul. 17 to Jul. 20, 2015.
Memorial service
02:00 PM
London Grove Friends Meeting
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July 27, 2015
The world has lost a Quaker tour d'force. She will be missed.
July 24, 2015
I shall miss Sally. I was fortunate enough to be able to spend many hours talking with her at her home and at the Mill Creek Meetinghouse when I was newsletter editor and secretary of the Western Quarter. She was an original.
July 22, 2015
Sally was a one of a kind person of great note. She was wise, strong, strong-willed, always had time for you, always willing to share, and sometimes insistent on sharing. She was thoughtful, thought provoking, pensive, and just one of the most engaging individuals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She introduced to me the Quaker way and I am so ever grateful for this. I will miss her earthly presence. I will hold her dear to my heart forever.
All my deepest sympathies to Jonathan, Jeffery, David and all.
Carol Catanese
July 21, 2015
White Clay Creek light
I met you two times, Sally, and felt your passion and intelligence. I am thankful for all that you have done for the White Clay watershed and your community. Jenny
July 20, 2015
Did she often do drawings on the lower part of Chester Country?
July 20, 2015
Carol Amberg Hipkins
July 20, 2015
Our sympathies to the family.
Michael Specht
July 20, 2015
Sally made such an incredible impact in our lives and in our community. Being one of the founding members of Newark Co-op, she was integral in guiding us toward a true community based organization where all are welcome. Her dynamic spirit will truly be missed by us all.
The folks at Newark Natural Foods
July 19, 2015
Sally made a real difference in nearly everything she did. She was/is a Great Soul!
William Henry
July 19, 2015
Sally's life was a life well lived. A creative, intelligent, spiritually-grounded woman who lived thoughtfully and intentionally. She was a good friend and mentor and a good Friend (Quaker). Knowing her enriched my life for more than 20 years. I miss her and wish her godspeed.
Peggy Morscheck
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