Archive for Wednesday, July 24, 2002

Obituary: Jean Lucille Rickel


July 24, 2002

Memorial services for Jean Lucille Rickel, 86, Lawrence, were Monday, July 22, 2002, at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. She was cremated. Private inurnment will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor.

Mrs. Rickel died Friday, July 19, 2002, at Eudora Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 22, 1915, in Fairmont, the daughter of Walter Clarence and Edith Florine (Colborn) Walden.

Mrs. Rickel lived in Basehor until she moved to Lawrence in 1987. She sold insurance for State Farm from 1937 to 1945, when she became a homemaker. She attended nurses training at Cushing Memorial Hospital in Leavenworth and volunteered at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of Merry Matrons of Basehor, Holy Angels Catholic Church Altar Society, Corpus Christi Church Guild, Forever Young Club, the local chapter of American Association for Retired Persons, and Widows and Widowers Club of Lawrence. She was also president of the Basehor Parent-Teacher Association for three years and president of Basehor High Booster Club.

She married Carl W. Rickel on June 2, 1945, in Basehor. He died Feb. 4, 1974.

Survivors include a daughter, Carlena Haney, Lawrence; a son, William C. Rickel, Pittsburg; and four grandchildren.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, P.O Box 1260, Lawrence, 66044. Online condolences may be sent at

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