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Betty Jean Ryckman, age 84, of Vestaburg, passed away Thursday morning, November 28, 2013 at Warwick Living Center in Alma. The daughter of Charles & Mamie (Bushong) Sheldon, she was born on April 25, 1929 in Mt. Pleasant.

On December 4, 1946, in Riverdale, she married Henry E. Ryckman and together they raised eight children and enjoyed 60 years of marriage until Henry passed away on December 23, 2006. She was also preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Elizabeth Wilmot, Laurabelle Lyon, and Mary Parks; two brothers, Charles Sheldon and William Sheldon; a son-in-law, Robert Hinderline; and a grandson, Tracy Terwilliger.

Surviving are her children, John & Mary V. Ryckman of Grand Ledge, Rita Hinderline of Alma, Harry & Gloria Ryckman of Vestaburg, Allen & Colene Ryckman of Greenville, Ruth Ann & Ed Gallop of Vestaburg, Peter & Diane Ryckman of North Carolina, Danny & Char Ryckman, and Duane & Bonnie Ryckman, all of Vestaburg; two brothers, Everett Sheldon and Eddie Sheldon; two sisters, Annabelle Sheldon and Margaret Sheldon; twenty-eight grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation is from 10-11 a.m. on Monday at the Ferris Center Church of Christ, Vestaburg, where funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Monday. The Rev. Ray Merritt, former pastor, will officiate and ceremonies will conclude with interment in Ferris Center Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, Betty would have appreciated contributions in her memory to either the Ferris Center Church of Christ or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the church.

To send a message of sympathy to the family, share a favorite memory, or to sign Betty’s online guest book, please visit: www.ChristiansenCares.com Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.

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  1. Anonymous on November 28, 2013 at 12:00 am

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    12/03/2013 –

    Bonnie Martin (Ryckman)

    So sorry to see you go Aunt Betty but now you can be with Uncle Henry.


    12/02/2013 –

    Sandy Smith


    12/02/2013 –

    Sandy Smith

    Pete,My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family .My heart is with you alland I pray that God will be with you all thru this time of sorrow.


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