Mary Grace McAmis Ricker

Mar. 12, 2013 @ 12:06 AM

Mary Grace McAmis Ricker, born February 26, 1927, in Chuckey (Greeneville), TN, and married Thomas Ricker on June 18, 1942. Mom stepped into the loving arms of Jesus on March 10, 2013.

She was a member of Powell United Methodist Church. She served as a Sunday school teacher for many years, member of United Methodist Women, Fidelis Class, the XYZ’s and REACT and 10-4 radio clubs where she held a 2-Meter Ham Radio License. She served as a Girl Scout leader for the Powell community and loved to crochet and spend time with family.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Mae McAmis; father, Ward McAmis; and brother, Howard McAmis.

She is survived by her devoted husband of 70 years, Thomas J. (Tom) Ricker; and children, Thomas (Tom) A. (Ursula) Ricker, Anne Ricker, Lynne (David) Bartlett, Beverly (Steve) Jones, Kendall (Cindy) Ricker; grandchildren, Tommy and Audia Ricker, Karl and Shanna Ricker, Courtney Bartlett, Andrew and Stephanie Bartlett, Zach and Cassie Jones, Nathan Jones, Grayson Ricker; great grandchildren, Adrian and Lauren Ricker, Alex Ricker, Corban Bartlett, Kenny and Bridget Erman; sister-in-law, Lois McAmis; nephews and nieces, Mike McAmis, Mary Smith, Glenn and Mary Ann Willett, Jim Willett; and other special friends and relatives.

The family would like to acknowledge the staffs of Ben Atchley Veterans Home and Tennova North for their loving care.

Visitation with family will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Powell United Methodist Church, 323 Emory Road, Powell, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Powell United Methodist Church Food Pantry. You may sign Mary’s guestbook at

Arrangements by Weaver Funeral Home.