The  Shelbyville  News
Monday, January 21, 1985
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Harry W. Ricketts, 83, died today at Methodist Hospital.  Lived in the city for five years, resided in St. Paul prior.
Born June 14, 1901, to  William W.  and  Edith (Avery) Ricketts.
Shelby Desk Co. retiree, member of the Union Chapel United Methodist Church.
Survived by a sister,  Mildred A. Reed,  several nieces and nephews.  One sister preceded him in death.
Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Submitted by Barb Huff
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday, April 29, 1943
Page 1, column 4
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EDITH  RICKETTS  DIES  AT  HOME
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          Mrs. Edith N. Ricketts,  age sixty-six, died at her home in St. Paul at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.  She had been ill with a complication of diseases since October and had been in a serious condition for the past two weeks.
          She was born in Liberty township on August 6, 1876, the daughter of  Herman and Ruth (Bowen) Avery.  She formerly resided in this city and moved to St. Paul seven years ago.
          On April 11, 1900, she was married to  William E. Ricketts,  who preceded her in death on January 26, 1926.  Three children were born to the union survive.  They are  Harry Ricketts, of St. Paul;  Mrs. Ruth Price, of rural route 4, and  Mrs. Mildred Reed, of St. Paul.  Also surviving are two brothers and one sister, D. W. Avery,  of this city;  Joe E. Avery,  of Columbus, and  Mrs. Will Webb  of Shelbyville.  There are also seven grandchildren and two nephews.
          Mrs. Ricketts was a member of the St. Paul Methodist Church and Rev. Cecil Goff, pastor of the church, will officiate at the funeral services to be held at 1:30 p.m. at the late home.  Burial will be made in Forest Hill cemetery in charge of D.E. Carmony of St. Paul.  Friends may call at the late home in St. Paul after 10:00 a.m. today.
Submitted by Barb Huff 


The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, January 26, 1926
Page 1, column 1
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DEATH  OCCURRED  EARLY  THIS  A.M.
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William W. Ricketts Passed Away
At Home In South West Street
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NATIVE  OF  DES  MOINES,  IOWA
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          William W. Ricketts, a well known resident of this city, died at his home 727 South West street, at 12:15 this morning, after a long illness, caused by a complication of diseases.  The deceased was fifty-six years, eleven months and twenty-one days of age.
          Mr. Ricketts was the son of  Mr. and Mrs. William Ricketts  and was born in Des Moines, Iowa, February 16, 1869.  He was united in marriage April 11, 1900 to  Miss Edith Avery,  and to this union three children were born, one son, Harry, and two daughters, Ruth  and  Mildred, all of this city, who, besides the widow, survive.  He also leaves four brothers, Edward  and  John Ricketts, of Barney, Iowa; Harry, of Nebraska, and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Fitzgerald  of Truro, Iowa.
          He was a member of the West Street Methodist Episcopal church, of this city, and Chillon Lodge KnightS of Pythias, of this city.
          Funeral services wi11 be conducted Thursday afternoon at two o'clock at the late home.  Interment will be made in Forest Hill cemetery, Charles M. Ewing in charge.  The Pythian lodge will take part in the services.  The funeral will be private, but friends may call from seven to nine o'clock Wednesday evening and from nine o'clock Thursday until the hour of the funeral.
Submitted by Barb Huff

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