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Janet (Pickering) Rickner

June 9, 1932 ~ September 5, 2017 (age 85)

Janet (Pickering) Rickner of Van Wert died at 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, at Vancrest Healthcare, Van Wert.

She was born June 9, 1932, in Spencerville, Ohio, to Mary (Leffel) Pickering and Bert Pickering. Her parents are deceased as is her stepmother, Sara Allbaugh Pickering.

Her husband, Ramon D. Rickner, survives of Van Wert. They were married Oct. 3, 1954, in Spencerville.

Other survivors include her children, Carol J. (Kevin) Gehres of Wren, Ohio, Mary A. (William) Alvarez of Van Wert and Peg D. (John) Baylin of Dublin, Ohio; a brother, Richard E. Pickering of Chandler, Arizona; a sister, Nancy J. Allbaugh of Sun City West, Arizona; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Bert Pickering, Jr., and a sister, Carol L. Allbaugh.

She retired from Van Wert County Hospital in 1995 after 41 years as a registered nurse. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Van Wert and United Methodist Women. She enjoyed reading. Being a nurse and caregiver was truly her calling in life.

Service will begin at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home& Crematory, Van Wert. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert, at a later date.

Visitation is 2-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is First United Methodist Church.

 Service Information

September 7, 2017

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory
722 S Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
September 8, 2017

11:00 AM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory
722 S Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

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