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Velma Marcile Ricketts

May 9, 1932 — September 14, 2022


Velma Marcile Ricketts

Velma Marcile Ricketts, 90, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 12:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Logan Acres Care Center in Bellefontaine, Ohio. She was born on May 9, 1932, in Spencerville, Ohio, a daughter of the late Jonas and Emma (Hundley) Cook.


On September 9, 1955, Marcile married Ralph Herbert Ricketts Sr. in Bellefontaine, Ohio and he preceded her in death on September 25, 2011. She was also preceded in death by a great grandson; and ten siblings.


Marcile is survived by her two daughters, Diane (John) Dillon, and Bev (Ned) Buchenroth; a son, Ralph Herbert (Anita) Ricketts Jr.; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Alice, and Doris; and several nieces and nephews.


Per Marcile’s request there will be no public services.


Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association Miami Valley Chapter, 6077 Far Hills Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45459 or online at


EICHHOLTZ DARING & SANFORD FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER, BELLEFONTAINE is honored to serve the Ricketts family and encourages anyone to share a fond memory or message of condolence at



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