Beth A. Rickerd

June 4, 2021

Beth Ann Rickerd, 81, the daughter of Derrell Raymond and Rachel Pauline (Vought) Haines, was born Nov. 3, 1939, in Montezuma. She was a high school graduate of the Montezuma schools.

In 1956, Beth moved to the Newton area. On June 22, 1956, Beth was united in marriage with Robert A. Rickerd in Oskaloosa. She had devoted her life to her husband and family and attended the Newton Assembly of God Church.

Beth passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, in Oskaloosa.

Beth was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert on May 27, 2021; her daughter, Laura Gilpin in 2010; her two brothers; and one sister. The Pence-Reese Funeral Home in Newton has been entrusted with the arrangements. There are no services planned at this time. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to Beth’s family or to a charity of your choosing. Burial will be in the Newton Memorial Park Cemetery.

Those left to honor Beth’s memory include her daughter, Melody L. Allman; her three grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and her four sisters.

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