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Zelma M. Ricketts

May 1, 1922 - August 12, 2017

Zelma M. Ricketts, age 95, of Hillsdale, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 12, 2017, at the MacRitchie Skilled Nursing Facility in Hillsdale. She was born May 1, 1922 in Hillsdale to Victor & Laura (Green) Spieth. She was married July 15, 1940 to Virgil "Red" Ricketts and he preceded her in death March 22, 2006.

Zelma was a resident of the Hillsdale area all her life and was a self-employed beautician. Zelma enjoyed knitting and was also an avid Tiger's baseball fan, but her greatest love was spending time with her family.

Surviving are two sons, David Ricketts and Terry (Patty) Ricketts, both of Hillsdale; five grandchildren, Todd, Brian, Chad, Martin, Tammy (Daren) Stuchell and Susan Walberg; six great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents and seven siblings, Roberta, Peggy, Ken, Loyal, Deyo, Donald and Victor.

Funeral services for Zelma Ricketts will be Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:00 AM, at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Don Harkey officiating. Interment will follow at the Lakeview Cemetery in Hillsdale. The family will receive friends for visitation Tuesday morning from 10:00 until service at 11:00 AM, at the funeral home.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to the charity of the donor's choice.



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Funeral Service:
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
11:00 AM
VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale
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