Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Rose Jane Rickett

Rose Jane (Nothacker) Rickett, age 97, of Shelby, died Friday, October 18, 2013 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Rose was born May 22, 1916 in Shelby the daughter of the late Fred and Ellen (Gamble) Nothacker. On July 3, 1939 she married Ralph B. Rickett and he preceded her in death on October 6, 1987. Rose had been employed at AMF, McKenzie Bakery and The Peoples Store and had been a homemaker.

She was a very loving and caring person and would do anything for anyone. Rose was very active at the Shelby Y Community Center where she was an aquatic instructor. A lover of all children, she taught many youngsters how to swim and they all called her “Grandma”. She enjoyed babysitting, square dancing, line dancing, swimming, needlepoint, crocheting and other crafts. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church and The Coachman Club Chapter 20. Rose loved to socialize and was a frequent visitor at McDonalds in Shelby and The Shelby Senior Center.

Rose is survived by her children: Ralph “Bud” Rickett of Lexington and Robert C. (Bonita) Rickett of Mansfield; 4 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her 2 brothers: Leroy Nothacker and Charles Nothacker; and by a sister: Louise Williams.

Friends and family are welcome on Thursday, October 24, 2013 from 6-7 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby where funeral services will be held at 7 PM by Rev. Russ Yoak, pastor of First Lutheran Church in Shelby. Memorial expressions may be made to the Shelby Y Community Center.

Care was provided to Rose and her family by Bob, Catherine and Jake at the Turner Funeral Home. To leave a condolence or share a memory, please visit

Memories & Condolence

  1. Toddy McKeown says:

    I am sending my deepest condolences to the Rickett family for their loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Krystal Stone says:

    I love the picture that you chose for Rose Jane because I always remember her happy face. She was always looking at me with that bright smile and asking me questions about cheerleading and dancing when I was growing up.
    She will be missed.
    Wishing peace and love during this time,

  3. Darren Place Family says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Rose Jane’s passing. She was truly a vibrant and wonderful person. Our heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

    Darren, Aubrey, Riley & Cruize Place

  4. Andi and Jennifer Nothacker says:

    Aunt Rose Jane will be missed, how her smile did light up a room and her stories filled a room with laughter and delight! She was the pioneer woman to ride a Harley in our family, we wish her peace in her next journey.
    Andi and Jen Nothacker, Tom’s kids

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