Barbara A. Ricker
July 2, 1941 – September 6, 2015
Barbara A. Ricker, of Newark, DE, was called back to Heaven at the age of 74, on Sunday, September 6, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.
A native Delawarean, Barbara was born in Wilmington in 1941 and was a daughter of the late Milton and Thelma Prettyman. She attended Wilmington High School and later worked as a paraprofessional for the Austic program at Newark High school for several years which she enjoyed very much.
Barbara was a member of Cornerstone United Methodist Church. She was a very loving and caring wife, mom, mom mom and great mom-mom. Wherever she was there was always laughter and her sense of humor was enjoyed by all who knew her. Barbara was happiest in the company of her loved ones and her home was the family gathering place for get-togethers, birthdays or just hanging out. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She is survived by her husband of 45 years, Kenneth A. “Ken” Ricker; children, Shelly Perry (Ed), Tom Brittingham, Jr., Kim Brittingham and Robin Scheid; sister, Elinor Prettyman; brother, Cord Prettyman (Liz); 9 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.
Services and interment in Gracelawn Memorial Park will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Barbara’s memory may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.