Service measured not by GOLD,
                           but by the GOLDEN RULE

Service measured not by GOLD,
          but by the GOLDEN RULE


Mary Esther Bricker, 88 of Wooster died on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare.

She was born April 18, 1936 in East Liverpool to George and Emma Hough Lewis.  On June 17, 1959, she married Ronald Lee Bricker.  He preceded her in death.

Mary was a homemaker with four main things being the center of her life: God, family, friends and Lakeside.  She loved to sew, doing crafts and working jigsaw puzzles and was an avid reader.  She loved going to Lakeside during the summer months and spending time with her family and friends on her porch there.  She also enjoyed attending the Chaplain’s Hour and the evening programs while at her cottage.  She also enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s athletics events and following the Wooster Scot’s baseball and basketball teams.  She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church where she was very active in the project day group which made quilts and put together care packages to be shipped around the world to people in need.  Mary was also very active in supporting many Christian organizations and non-profit groups.

Mary is survived by her children Jeffrey (Lisa) Bricker, Karen (David) Henry and Mark (Christine) Bricker; grandchildren Nolan Bricker, Kelsie McGrath, Ron Bricker, Jacob Bricker, Abdi Henry, Tomkin Henry, Zachary Scott and Caitlin Scott; sister Linda Duell and a brother Ralph Lewis.

Along with her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, 301 N. Market St., with Pastor Marty Jacobson officiating.  Interment will follow in Wooster Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Contributions may be made to CAMO, 322 Westwood Ave., Orrville, OH 44667 or to Viola Startzman Clinic 1874 Cleveland Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


  1. Lakeside summer residents noted Mary’s participation multiple times weekly in Hoover Auditorium where she greeted others with her warm smile at evening concerts and Sunday community worship where she served regularly as usher for many years. I shall miss her quiet presence.

  2. We loved visiting at the Brickers at Lakeside! Mary was a kind and loving person who opened her heart and home to us! A woman of God and service to our Lord! Rest in peace!!

  3. Mary I have missed and will continue to miss you and Buckeye walking around the neighborhood! Buckeye kept you moving! He is a faithful pup! Janet and I had so much fun visiting at Lakeside! You lived such an active life and I just know you are happy to be in Heaven with Ronald! I have the three wise men you made for me years ago and will think of you each time see them in my living room!

  4. Thank you for introducing me to Lakeside, and the many times you invited us to special events at Hoover Auditorium. Because of you and Ron, we have started our own family tradition of going to Lakeside every year. I will miss seeing you there and so many more will miss your loving, caring ways.


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