Patricia A. Rickert

Patricia “Pat” A. Rickert, age 75 of Maryville, IL,  born September 8, 1940 in Granite City, IL, passed away at 3:08 p.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. 

Pat graduated from Granite City High School.  She was a retired department store manager.   A pancreatic cancer survivor, she was an advocate for the cause.  She was a member of First Baptist Church of Maryville.  A loving and devoted mom and grandma, she was the rock of the family. She endured a life filled with grace and dignity leaving an example for generations. Her dedication and strength has left a lasting legacy. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Walker and Ruby nee Long Onan; and a brother, David Walker. 

She is survived by a son, David Rickert of San Francisco, CA; two daughters:  Candace (Keith) Sanders of Madison, IL and Wendi West of Maryville, IL; five grandchildren:  Sam, Kiera, Morejiah, Spencer and Jessica; six sisters:  Marcia (Larry) Manning, Cathie Dolan, June Bateman, Debbie Keller, Jacquie Pullens and Dia Walker; a brother, Tommy Walker; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4pm to 7pm on Monday, May 2, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Maryville, 7110 State Route 162, Maryville, IL. 

Funeral service will be at 11am on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at the church with Rev. Dr. Nate Bock officiating.  Burial will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon, IL. 

Memorials may be made to PanCAN (Pancreatic Cancer Action Network) and will be accepted at the visitation.


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