Mary Elizabeth Ricketts
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Mary Ricketts, age 88 of Gary, Indiana departed this life on April 15, 2018 in Chicago, IL. She had wonderful memories from Roosevelt High School and was a lifelong member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Mary worked a myriad of jobs but later thrived working with young children. She is preceded in death by parents Governor & Nettie Baldwin, husband Robert W. Ricketts Sr., 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She leaves to cherish fond memories, sons Robert of Chicago, IL, and Paul(Gregory) of Ft. Wayne, IN., daughter Barbara of Evanston, IL, 3 grandchildren, Lynette(Lemont) of Chicago, IL, Lamar, and Robert, 3 great-grandchildren Lamar, Leila, Liam, brother William, sister Catherine and a host of other godchildren and friends. Visitation Monday, April 23, 2018 from 9:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. with funeral services at 2:00pm. All services at Guy & Allen Chapel. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park.

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Published in Post-Tribune on Apr. 20, 2018.
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April 26, 2018
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Lynette Cheatem
April 25, 2018
Classic Mary
April 23, 2018
To the Family of Mrs. Mary Ricketts you have my condolences.
Drenice Gayton and Family
April 22, 2018
So many memories, most of them in the basement of Bethlehem making quilts for Lutheran World Relief, bright blocks sewn with love by your buddy Mrs. Walker and, in the summer, 2 or 3 more women, to send to families in response to natural disasters, and disasters brought on by the need to be superior to another, a fault you didn't have.
I will remember your gentle and loving grandson, ever by your side, who always brought a gentle, easy laugh. May you rest in peace, and may all who loved you rest in this world, comforted by the many memories we have of an easy laugh that just seemed to come so easily as if simply waiting to be let out. Peace to all who have experienced a loss.
Dorothy Nevils
April 21, 2018
Dear Paul,
The love of your Mom endures in you, a gift to the world.
Peace and Blessings,
Judy Harris
April 21, 2018
Dearest Paul

May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.
Dr. Ruby Cain
April 20, 2018
Paul Ricketts
April 20, 2018
Dear Paul, I am so sorry for the loss you must endure because of your mother'd death. Indeed, it is a heavy burden. May you be sustained by your faith, and that of your mother. I am holding you and your family in the Light.
Elmyra Powell
April 20, 2018
Mary will be so missed by the Clayton family (Beauford and Ernestine). She was our mom's very good friend and a great help to us when we were kids. Always pleasant and smiling! Our condolences to the family.
Karen Clayton
April 20, 2018
We lift you up in prayer, as you celebrate your beloveds life and mourn her passing into a new life.
Pastor Joy Heine
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