Lillian A. Ricketts, 95, died March 10, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014 | 2:32 p.m. CDT

Lillian A. Ricketts, 95, of Hallsville, Missouri, died at home on March 10, 2014.

A Celebration of Her Life will be at Red Top Christian Church in Hallsville on Saturday, March 15 at 11:00 a.m.

While living in Columbia for all her adult life, Lillian was a member of the University Extension Wives and in 1956 was PTA President at Hickman High School. She was instrumental in originating the first senior All-Night party at Hickman.

She was also active in her children's schools and was a Girl Scout and Boy Scout leader. After her husband, Ralph, retired from the University of Missouri, they moved to Hallsville.

Both became members of Red Top Christian Church, and Lillian remained the organist there until her death. They offered their lake to fourth-graders for Aquatic Day for over 25 years. The children look forward to annual water studies on their property.

Lillian is survived by her daughter, Sharon Ricketts Goff and husband Don of Kansas City; grandchildren, Brad Ricketts and wife, Shawn of Hallsville and Sheri Ricketts Gill and husband, Jesse of Rupert, West Virginia; four great-grandchildren, Hannah, Rachel, Shelby and Brett; sister, Thelma Lane of Springfield and several nieces and nephews.

Lillian's son, David, preceded her in death along with her husband, Ralph, her parents Lester and Bess Goodwin and sister, Dorothy Cowan.

She was loved by many and left a great legacy of kindness and generosity. She is truly an Angel, continuing her love and good works in Heaven.

Memorial contributions may be made to Red Top Christian Church, Hwy. 124 & U, Hallsville, Missouri 65255.

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