WRIGHT-RICKUS, Rosa Nell Shaw, 87, of Jefferson, PA, formerly of Wheeling, WV, died at 10:20 PM Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at the Evergreen Personal Care in Waynesburg, PA.
She was born Wednesday, November 26, 1924 in Rogersville, a daughter of the late George L. Shaw and Mary Elizabeth Yost Shaw.
Mrs. Rickus was a member of the Hope United Methodist Church in Wheeling, WV, and a former member of the Spraggs United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Waynesburg High School, class of 1942. She was a member of the AARP and the womens group CEOS. Mt. Olivet, formerly Homemakers. Mrs. Rickus worked for 2 years in Housekeeping at the Greene Co. Memorial Hospital. She then worked for 5 years as a cashier and hostess in the dining room for the Quality Inn in Wheeling, WV. She later worked for 10 years as a sales clerk for Cherokee Trading Post in Wheeling. Mrs. Rickus was a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.
Her First Husband: Junior Earl Wright, died Sept, 10, 1970; her 2nd Husband: Edward L. Rickus died April 26, 2006.
Surviving are 2 Daughters and their Husbands: Barbara L. (Gerald "Jerry") Bailey, of Jefferson, PA and Shelley (John) Haines, of Ruff Creek, PA; 1 Step-Son and his Wife: Edward (Lisa) Rickus, of Penn Hills, PA; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandson and 1 great-great-granddaughter; 1 Brother: Donald Duane Shaw, of Phoenix, AR; and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are 1 Step-Son: Albert "Fuzzy" Rickus; 4 Sisters: Frances King, Mable Evans, Georgia Mae Matthews and Freda Shaw; 3 Brothers: Wilson Shaw, John Shaw and Glen Shaw.
Friends will be received from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 24, 2012 in Milliken and Throckmorton Funeral Home, Daryl L. Throckmorton Owner/Director, 197 N. Maiden St Waynesburg, PA, 15370 where services will be conducted at 11:00 AM Friday, May 25, 2012 with Rev. John Poling and Pastor Virginia Eberhart officiating. Burial will be in Pine Bank Cemetery, Pine Bank, PA.
The family ask that memorials be made to the American Kidney Foundation 6110 Executive Blvd. Suite 1010 Rockville, MD. 20852-3914 or Amedisys Hospice 2183 McClellandtown Road Masontown, Pa. 15461.
Information is online at www.milliken-throckmortonfh.com.