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Kathleen Rickard

July 12, 1945 — January 24, 2022

Kathleen Rickard

MORTON – Kathleen L. Rickard, 76, of Morton, passed away on Monday, January 24, 2022, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice in Peoria.

She was born on July 12, 1945, in Chicago, Ill., to Bruno and Louise (Starcevich) Thomas. She married Fred “Bill” Rickard in Peoria, Ill., on November 22, 1974.
Surviving are her husband, Bill, of Morton; daughter, Kirsten (Michael) Schaub of Morton; step-daughter, Luan (Wayne) Statham of Galesburg, Ill.; step-sons, Tim (Dawn) Rickard of Gilson, Ill. and Keith (Michelle) Rickard of Knoxville, Ill.; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; and one brother, John Thomas of Lake Geneva, Wis.
She was preceded in death by both parents; step-son, Kevin Rickard; and siblings, Tom Thomas and Rose Domagall.
Kathleen was a postal clerk for 38 years. She loved flowers and birds and enjoyed spending her time cooking, baking and woodworking. Her favorite trip was to New York City with Bill.
Kathleen attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Peoria.
A funeral service will be held at 12 noon on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, with Msgr. Gerald Ward officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, January 28, 2022, and from 11 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, prior to the service, both at the funeral home. Burial will be at Roberts Cemetery in Morton.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Hospital or Shriners International.
Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton is handling arrangements.
To view Kathleen’s online video tribute or to leave a condolence for the family, visit www.knappjohnson.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, January 28, 2022

4:00 - 6:00pm

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave, Morton, IL 61550

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Visitation

Saturday, January 29, 2022

11:00 - 11:45am

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave, Morton, IL 61550

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 29, 2022

Starts at 12:00pm

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center

140 S. Detroit Ave, Morton, IL 61550

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