JoAnne Marilyn Richardson Ricker

Jun 14, 1937 - Feb 24, 2018

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Waterville - JoAnne Marilyn Richardson Ricker, 80, died on February 24, 2018, at Lakewood Continuing Care Nursing Facility in Waterville, Maine. She was born on June 14, 1937, in Monmouth, the youngest of five daughters of Jesse A. and Evelyn Jordan Richardson. JoAnne graduated from Monmouth Academy in 1955 where she was a member of the National Honor Society. She worked many different jobs in private industry mostly in accounting. She also worked 21 years for the State of Maine.
In November, 1979, she married Howard G. Ricker who died in August, 1993. JoAnne had three children by a previous marriage, James, Joel, and Jon Glynn. Her greatest sadness was the loss of her three boys.
JoAnne had a strong faith and was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church for over 15 years and made many lasting friendships which she cherished. She had a special love of the ocean and visited whenever she could. Her favorite spot for her and Howard was Pemaquid Point where both their ashes will be scattered.
Joanne was also predeceased by her four sisters, Geraldine Brackett, Janice Doyan, Jean Brackett, and Pauline Gove, and her grandson, Alex Glynn.
She will be sadly missed by her grandsons, Andrew Glynn of Vassalboro, Maine, Jason Gagnon of Gardiner, ME, and Abraham and Gabriel Glynn of California; granddaughter, Emily Glynn of Manchester, NH; nieces, Hope and her husband, Nelson Pendexter, of South China, and Cheryl Macpherson of Otisfield; nephew, Alan Gove and wife, Nancy, of Mercer; and seven great-grandchildren and many other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, who she loved dearly. She is survived by her favorite brother-in-law, Afton Gove of Winthrop, Maine, and special friend, Donna St. Michel.
A memorial service will be held at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Farmingdale, Maine, on March 17th 2018, at 2 p.m. followed by a celebration of her life.
Published on  March 8, 2018
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