Barbara V. Rickard, 88, of Brooksville, Fla., and formerly of Sandusky, died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2009, in Hernando Hospice Care Center in Brooksville.
Mrs. Rickard was born in Blairsville, Pa.. and moved to Florida 30 years ago from Sandusky. She was a homemaker, member of Brooksville Moose Lodge, and member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Brooksville.
Survivors include her four sons, Gerald "Jerry" (Lucy) Rickard of Santa Rosa, Calif., W. James (Alice) Rickard of Port Clinton, DonRickard of Sandusky, and Dean (Glenda) Rickard of Sandusky; three daughters, Mary Lee (Richard) Warren of Sandusky,Linda (Mike) Kelley ofBrooksville and Cynthia Tardif of Santa Rosa; 20 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two brothers, John (Doris) Dixon of Williamsport, Pa., and Raymond (Estelle) Dixon of Dayton, Ohio; and two sisters, Mary (Clete) Smith of Sandusky and Bernice Kibbe of Williamsport, Pa.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Rickard; daughter, Sr. Patricia Rickard, S.N.D.; son, Tom Rickard;grandson, Donnie Rickard;parents, Homer and Gertrude (Murray) Dixon; brother, Homer Dixon; and three sisters, Lerene McDougal, Beatrice McCutcheon and Alice Burdett.
Family and friends may call 4-8 p.m. Thursday in GroffFuneral Home, 1607 E. Perkins Ave., Sandusky. Prayers will be recited at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the funeral home, followed by a10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 510 Columbus Ave.,Sandusky, celebrated by the Rev. Marty Nassar. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery,Sandusky.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Hernando Pasco Hospice, 12107 Majestic Blvd., Hudson, FL 34667, and would be greatly appreciated.
Condolences may be expressed at grofffuneralhomes.com.