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Barbara J. Rickert

December 1, 1934 — August 29, 2022

Barbara J. (Parks) Rickert, 87, of Lemoyne, left to be with her Lord on Monday, August 29, 2022 in her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Petersburg, Huntingdon County, PA, the daughter of the late Frederick and Sarah (Krepps) Parks. Barbara was an orphan following the death of her parents at an early age and was raised in the United Methodist Home for Children in Shiremanstown and graduated from Mechanicsburg Area High School.

Her Lord and her family meant everything to her. Her husband, daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren were the center of her universe. Additionally, she was loved by all of the neighborhood kids who affectionately called her Nanny. Barbara was a Charter Member of Grace Community Church in Mechanicsburg. Later in life, after her daughters were raised, she thoroughly enjoyed her “second career” as a sales associate with the former Bushey’s Bicycle Shop on Lowther St. in Lemoyne.

She was the widow of Edwin W. Rickert and is survived by her daughters and sons in law, Vicki E. Santos (Stevan) of Chesapeake, VA and Cathy A. Gentzler (Gerry) of Boiling Springs; six grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, September 3, 2022 in Grace Community Church, 325 Silver Spring Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 with Pastor Stevan Santos, her son in law officiating. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Twp., PA. There will be no viewing or visitation.

Please omit flowers. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions in Barbara’s memory to Grace Community Church Children’s Ministry at the address above. Please mark Barbara Rickert Memorial in the memo line.

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