Ida Mae Rickard
Ida Mae Rickard, age 92, died Monday evening, January 9, 2012, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
She was born November 2, 1919, at French, Arkansas, the daughter of William and Mary Keley (Owens) Todd.  As a young girl, she attended the Beaumont, Kansas, school system.
On October 5, 1945, she married Albert Eugene “Gene” Rickard at Pratt, Kansas.  After their marriage, the couple lived in Wichita, Kismet, Minneola, and in 1954, moved to Fowler, where they made their home.  She was a homemaker.
She was a member of the Fowler Christian Church; Rebekah Lodge, serving as a past worthy matron; and the EHU Extension.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, and spending time with her family and friends.
She is survived by: Three sons, DeWayne Rickard and wife, Kate of Blue Eye, Missouri, Tom Rickard and wife, Janet, of Meade, Kansas, Walter Burt of Garden City, Kansas; A sister, Nadine Heff of Albuquerque, New Mexico; Ten grandchildren and Twenty-seven great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Gene on April 10, 1987; a son, Gary Rickard; and four sisters, Minnie Martin, Icephine Thompson, Tressie Pennington, and Ruby Brasfield.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Fowler Christian Church, Fowler, with Pastor Tom Walters presiding.  Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade.  Interment will follow in the Fowler Cemetery, Fowler.
The family would welcome memorials to the Meade District Hospital or the Lone Tree Retirement Center in care of the funeral home.
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