Rickard, Mary “Rose”, age 86, of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, February 13th, 2018 in Dayton at Hospice of Dayton.
She was born September 19th, 1931 to Flossie (Watson) Stanfield and Walter Stanfield. She retired from Kresge’s/Kmart after 34 years, lastly as Office Manager of the Beavercreek store.
Rose grew up in Florence, Alabama, moving to Bellbrook, and then Centerville, where she spent most of her life. She loved to cook and have her family together, especially for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter. Family meant the world to Rose. When she wasn't cooking or reading, you could find her shopping with her grandchildren or playing games with them. As a widow, Rose traveled a lot with the group Parents Without Partners, and enjoyed those excursions. Rose was a member of the MorningStar Baptist Church in Centerville, where she would attend Sunday morning services, participate in a Bible Study Group, and enjoyed the fellowship with other members of the church.
Rose was preceded in death by her parents, husband Hershel "Rick", grandson Aric Rickard, two brothers and a sister.
Rose is survived by her son Rick (Anita) Rickard and two daughters Sherry (Tom) Lischke and Lynn (Fred) Caspar; four grandchildren Donna Lischke Henninger, Heather "Erin" Rickard, Amanda (Josh) Caspar Harning, and Samantha Caspar, and three great-grandchildren Olivia Henninger, Sean Henninger and Lucas Harning.
To help the family celebrate her life, you are invited to share memories and stories about Rose during her visitation at Conner & Koch Life Celebration Home, 92 West Franklin St Bellbrook, Ohio 45305, from 12 pm to 2 pm on Saturday, February 17, 2018. Life Celebration Services will begin immediately after the visitation at 2:00 pm, with burial to follow at Bellbrook Cemetery in Bellbrook, OH.
You are welcome to send a condolence, light a candle and share a story or picture about Rose at www.ConnerAndKoch.com by clicking on her name.
If you prefer to make a donation in Rose's memory, please support Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607 or MorningStar Baptist Church, 208 Nutt Rd, Dayton, OH 45458.
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