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[November 26, 2011]
Viola I. Bierman Rickey, 91, of Lincoln, died Friday, Nov. 25, 2011,
at 8:25 a.m. at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital.
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln. Her
funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral
home, with the Rev. Robert Henderson officiating.
Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
Mrs. Rickey worked for 25 years for the Army
Corps of Engineers in St. Louis, Mo.
She was born on July 9, 1920, at Neodesha, Kan.
Her parents were Fred and Trudy Bierman. She married
Edward T. Rickey on Sept. 23, 1939, in East St.
Louis. He preceded her in death in 1991.
She is survived by two sons, Thomas (and Betty)
Rickey of Ledbetter, Ky., and Steve (and Sandy)
Rickey of DeSoto, Mo.; one daughter, Carol (and
Stephen) Smerek of Lake Wales, Fla.; one sister,
Winifred Trapp of Lincoln; eight grandchildren; and
She was also preceded in death by her stepmother,
Pauline Hoar, and two grandchildren, Mindy and John
Vi was a member of the First Baptist Church of
Memorials may be made to her church.
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