Mary Elizabeth Rickerson, 77, of Warren, PA, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at Warren General Hospital following a lengthy illness. She was born January 30, 1934 in Warren, PA to the late Leonard Andersen and Mary Ellen Bednez. Mary was a lifelong resident of Warren. She was a homemaker who had previously been employed with Well’s Cleaners, with her husband at B&S Cleaners, Rouse Warren County Home and Warren General Hospital. She was a proficient dancer, having performed at the Booker T. Washington Hotel and shared her skill through teaching the fine art. Dedicated to her family and children, Mary was a fabulous cook, talented painter and sketcher, who enjoyed crafting in her free time. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church
Mary is survived by her four children- Debbie Ames and husband, Craig, of Warren, Robert Rickerson and wife, Carol, of Youngsville, Lisa Grinnell and husband, Greg, of Sheffield and Tina Brecht and husband Dan, of Russell; three half brothers- John Bednez and wife, Debbie, of Corry, David Bednez and wife, Christie, of Starbrick, and Rodney Bednez and wife, Pam, of Erie; Seven grandchildren; Five great grandchildren; one step great grandson; along with several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert A. Rickerson, whom she married in 1951 in Warren, her son, Charles Rickerson and a brother Richard James Andersen.
A private service will be conducted at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc at the convenience of the family, with Rev. Jeffrey Ewing, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be at St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through the Warren Cancer Center, St. John Lutheran Church and the Gertrude Barber Institute.