WAPAKONETA — Fredricka J. "Ricky" Howell, 80, of Wapakoneta passed away at 1:13 p.m. Tuesday December 13, 2016 at the Wapakoneta Manor surrounded by her family.
She was born on November 17, 1936 in Buckland to Charles & Flossie (Schaub) Sidey who preceded her in death.
Ricky worked for years in food services, often working 2 jobs and retired from Otterbein Cridersville. She was strong willed, yet she had a heart of gold and compassion for those in need. She truly enjoyed her trips with her sister Ruth to the Eagles and to Buckland on Friday nights to "hear the old people sing." She especially loved her grandchildren and saw to it they were always cared for. From McDonald's to Red Lobster and baby shoes to wedding dresses, Granny Rick took care of business.
Survivors include two children; Bev (Jim) Parlette, of Wapakoneta, and David (Jan) Howell, of April Sound, Montgomery, TX, two grandchildren Jimmy Parlette, Nicole (Justin) Taylor, both of Cridersville and last but not least, her "Little Bubba" great-grandson Brooks Taylor, four siblings Ruth (John) Sweigart, Ray (Caroline) Sidey, Burt (Jeanie) Sidey, and Tommy Joe Sidey.
She was preceded in death by three siblings, Bill & Jim Sidey and Hattie B. "Pat" Reynolds.
Funeral services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Friday Dec 16, 2016 at Schlosser Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Wapakoneta with Pastor Gary Bragg officiating and burial to follow at Buckland Cemetery. Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Rita's Hospice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.schlosserfuneralhome.com