- Published: July 9, 2009
Elizabeth “Betty” Rickenbach died June 26. She was 91. She was born Elizabeth Florence Wood on Nov. 30, 1917, to parents David C. Wood and Florence Erdelle (Dell) (Gurling) Wood.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband of more than 44 years, Ralph G. Rickenbach (May 12, 1989).
Betty is survived by son, Bruce A. Rickenbach, and daughter-in law, Francine Wolf Rickenbach, of Yellow Springs; a son, Craig A. Rickenbach and daughter-in-law, Marie Hill Rickenbach; and nephews, William and Andrew Rickenbach, of Rock Hills, S.C.
No funeral services will be held. An open memorial service is planned on Aug. 5 at the Friends Care Assisted Living Unit for Betty’s family, friends, and caregivers, friends of Bruce and Fran, and others in the community who wish to pay their respects.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are requested to be made to the Friends Care Community — from which Betty received, as do many others, excellent care from skilled caregivers dedicated to giving the best of care to the loved ones entrusted to their care.