Eleanor L. Rickard, 76

January 14, 2011
  • Eleanor L. Rickard
Eleanor L. Rickard

OCT. 26, 1934-JAN. 13, 2011

THURMONT, Md. — Mrs. Eleanor L. Rickard, 76, of Thurmont, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, at Frederick (Md.) Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of Glenn O. Rickard.

Born Oct. 26, 1934, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of John and Louise E. Robertson Griffith.

Mrs. Rickard was a member of Thurmont United Methodist Church. In earlier years, she was a Girl Scout leader, active in the PTA and president of the Room Mother’s Association of Thurmont Elementary School. She was a legal transcriber for more than 20 years. Eleanor enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, traveling to the beach, flowers and gardening.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Aleta L. Fox and husband, Gary W., of Rocky Ridge, Md., Glenn O. Rickard III of Thurmont, and John W. Rickard and wife, Valeria, of Haymarket, Va.; grandchildren, Jennifer Main, Tracy Heims, Jeffrey Fox and Olivia Rickard; and great-grandchildren, Logan, Lucas and Wyatt. Several nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in death by a brother, John Griffith.

The family will receive friends at Stauffer Funeral Home, 104 E. Main St., Thurmont on Sunday, Jan. 16, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 17, at 11 a.m. at Thurmont United Methodist Church, 13880 Long Road, Thurmont, with the Rev. Gary Morgan officiating. Interment will be in Blue Ridge Cemetery.

Contributions may be expressed to Thurmont United Methodist Church at the above address.

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