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Joy Ann Rickard

March 29, 1936 September 18, 2012
Joy Ann Rickard
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Joy Ann Rickard, 76, of Olanta, passed away Tuesday September 18, 2012 at the Clearfield Hospital.
Born March 29, 1936 in Curwensville, she was the daughter of Arthur and Violet (Craddock) Winters.  Mrs. Rickard was a homemaker.
Mrs. Rickard was an avid reader and especially enjoyed historical romances.  She loved “Gone With The Wind” and had an extensive collection of GWTW memorabilia
On December 12, 1952 in Clearfield, she wed Luther Deuwain Rickard Jr. who survives along with 3 sons and 4 daughters.  Terry Lee Rickard, L. Deuwain Rickard III and his wife Debbie, and Cathy Howe all of Curwensville, Charlotte Irvine and her husband Lynn of York, Julie Rickard of Clearfield, Debbie Mull and her husband Mike of Osceola Mills, and Jim Rickard and his wife Sherry of Hyde.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandson, a brother and 2 sisters.  Arthur Winters and Twila Briskar both of Curwensville and Lily Tornatore of St. Marys.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Donald Ray Winters.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Rickard will be held at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Friday September 21, 2012 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Richard Steuernagle, officiating.  Interment will be in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, Turkey Hill, Olanta.
Friends will be received at the funeral home on Thursday September 20 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM and Friday from 10 AM until time of services.
The family suggests contributions be made to the American Red Cross.
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.

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