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Elizabeth "Betty" Maggelena (Miller) Ricker, 93, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born Aug. 25, 1924, in Frederick, Mrs. Ricker was the daughter of the late Phillip Miller and Elizabeth Bertha (Hodell) Miller. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Thomas A. Ricker, Sr.; and a son, Thomas A. Ricker, Jr.
A homemaker, Betty was a 50-year member of the Moose Lodge, Cumberland, where she was active in the Women's Shuffleboard League. She was an active member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and Saint Ambrose Catholic Church. Betty was also a member of the Fort Cumberland Post #13 American Legion, a life-member of the Cumberland Outdoor Club, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2883, and the Good Fellowship Club. Betty loved dancing and playing Bingo.
Betty is survived by her stepson, Steven Brown and wife, Jane of Delaware; her sons, Ronald Ricker, LaVale, Jack Ricker, Cumberland, Robert Ricker and wife, Dariean, Austin, Texas, Edward Ricker and fiancée, Vicki, LaVale, Gary Ricker and wife, Sherrie, LaVale, and Terry Ricker and wife, Sheila, LaVale; her daughter, Sharon Ricker, LaVale. She also leaves behind her grandsons, Dr. Shawn Ricker and wife, Rebecca, Ridgeley, W.Va., Thomas A. Ricker, III, and wife, Jessica, Aurora, Ill., Colby Ricker, Austin, Texas, Chad Ricker and wife, Amy, LaVale, Jason Ricker, Charleston, S.C. and Seth Ricker, Cumberland; her granddaughter, Lisa Higgins, Cumberland, as well as eleven great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. A Christian wake service will be held at 6:45 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at 11 a.m.
Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Gary Ricker, Chad Ricker, Jason Ricker, Steven Brown, Quentin Rollins, and Seth Ricker.
Published on February 6, 2018
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