Brenda JoAnn Ricker
Brenda JoAnn Ricker

July 23, 1954-Oct. 21, 2019

DELPHOS — Brenda JoAnn Ricker, 65, of Delphos passed away on Monday at The Ohio State James Cancer Center.

She was born July 23, 1954, to Harold Sr. and Ella (Cotterman) Beckner, who preceded her in death. She was united in marriage to Michael E. Ricker on Jan. 13, 1973; he survives in Delphos.

She is survived by two sons, Adam Ricker of Nashville, Tennessee, and Christopher (Marcie) Ricker of Delphos; two brothers, Harold (Pam) Beckner and Charles Beckner, both of Delphos; two sisters, Carla Jean Goodwin and Jill Syphrit, both of Delphos; and three grandchildren, Layken, Coy and Laine.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Wheeler.

Brenda was a member of First United Presbyterian Church in Delphos. She worked for over 22 years at US Metalcraft, and was currently working part-time. Her grandkids were her pride and joy. Spending time with them and her family and friends was what she loved to do. She also loved to travel and shop. She had fond memories of volunteering at Jefferson and Franklin schools tutoring and loved to see those students as successful adults.

Her Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, the Rev. Harry Tolhurst officiating. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Delphos Public Library to keep Brenda’s legacy alive in helping children with a love of reading.

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