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.