Christy Rickard

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 1972
Date of Passing: 
Monday, July 4, 2022

SHREVE – Christy Rickard, 50, entered heaven’s gates on Monday, July 4, 2022 at 2:10AM at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born to Sandra Treece and Richard Clevidence on March 8, 1972 in Wooster, Ohio. She married the love of her life, Patrick Lee Rickard, on May 21, 1994.

Christy graduated from Triway High School and Wayne County Schools Career Center in 1990. She had worked at The Pizza Parlor in Shreve and also Rayco Manufacturing. Christy then got her STNA to prepare herself for attending nursing school. She worked at West View Manor while attending the Wayne County Schools Career Center to obtain her LPN. In 2006 she obtained her LPN and continued to work at West View Manor until she went to work at The Good Shepherd in Ashland where she made many friends. In 2011 she took an LPN position at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, in Wooster, where she was currently employed. Hospice was her passion, caring for patients and families at end of life. Christy loved music and often sang to her patients and families. She often said; “Caring for others is an honor.” She also made many friends at LifeCare Hospice and claimed to work with the best people on earth at LifeCare. While working there she obtained her Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. Christy was a member of Oak Chapel United Methodist Church and served as chairperson of the Membership Care Committee.

She is survived by her loving husband Patrick; mother Sandra Treece; father Richard Clevidence; brothers Brad Clevidence, and Dan (Tina) Clevidence and their children of whom Christy loved and adored, Alyssa and Daniel; step-daughter Ashley (Gary) Simpson-Cox and their children Kayle, Zain, and Quinn; mother-in-law Joyce Rickard; brother-in-laws Jim (Tracy) Rickard and Chuck (Sherry) Rickard; and also many aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is also survived by her loving dog, Duke.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Arlene Case and Jenny Belle Clevidence; and uncles Gerald Case and Timothy Case.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 2:00PM at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., in Wooster with Pastor John Finn officiating.

Friends will be received 1-hour prior to the start of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Be kind and love one another. Glory Be to God!

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com

Memorial Contributions: 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691.

Visitation: 

Friends will be received 1-hour prior to the start of the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Service: 

Saturday, July 16, 2022 at 2:00PM at the McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., in Wooster with Pastor John Finn officiating.

Condolences

This is so sad but heaven is rejoicing. Christy loved the people she cared for and was a compassionate nurse. I worked with Christy when she was an aide and when she was a nurse. My deepest condolences to Christy's husband and parents and all her knew her. She will be missed.

Dear Sandy,
My heart is saddened to read of Christy's passing. She was very caring and kind when she came to my home to care for my mom during mom's last days. She was so gentle and compassionate in her care for mom. I know she touched many lives as she cared for those in need of care. I am thankful for God giving us Christy though it was for such a short time. She will be missed.
Sincere sympathy to you and your family, Sandy.

I am truly sorry to read of Christys passing. I met her one evening at my uncles house. She was there to take care of him from hospice. What a kind and gentle soul she was with him. She explained everything she was doing and if he didn’t agree she explained once more and did it. You could tell he liked her. Christy was there the last night of his life and again was so gentle, just as though he was her relative. She explained what is happening, things that will happen and the process of his passing. Hospice is going to miss this angel! Christy, thanks for the love you show your friends as they pass into Gods hands.

This is such a loss for our family for my Aunt Christy was always so sweet and encouraging. She was such a giver and had such a big heart. I will never forget how special she made holidays for my family. She had such a beautiful smile and a contagious laugh. I love you Aunt Christy and we will miss you very much! Your in no more pain and Heaven has definitely gained a beautiful angel! Continued prayers for my Uncle Pat and the rest of the family!

Christy was one of the most positive & compassionate person I had the pleasure of knowing. She chose the right profession & right place to work. She will be sorely missed. My condolences & prayers to her family & friends.

Christy was one of the most positive & compassionate person I had the pleasure of knowing. She chose the right profession & right place to work. She will be sorely missed. My condolences & prayers to her family & friends.

I went to high school with Christy she was always so nice.Im sorry to hear of her passing gone way too soon rest easy my friend prayers to her family.

Christy was a great person and my friend. My condolences to Pat, Brad and the rest of the family. Without a doubt heaven has welcomed Christy with open arms.

I am so sorry for your loss Pat, Christy was a very sweet lady with a sweet soul and a heart of gold. She cared for everyone and it showed. Teresa lived Christy and was devestated when she found out she had entered hospice. She was so afraid the Christy hadn't seen or read that last message that she had sent her. Christy will be missed very much and anyone that had the opportunity to know her is better for having known her.

Christy cared for my mother and was with us after she passed. Her care and concern were calming. Her beautiful voice was a gift to all who heard her. My sympathies to Christy's family.

Rest In Peace Christy. I didn’t know her well but in the short moments I had the honor of speaking with her and having her stop by the admission’s office, she always bestowed her bright light upon us with laughter, her smile, and positive demeanor. My deepest condolences to Christy’s family ❤️. Peace be with you.

I had the pleasure of working with Christy. She was an awesome person. I am sorry for your family's loss. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

I am so sad to hear about Christy's passing. My heart breaks, as she was one of the kindest, sweetest, happiest people I was lucky enough to have worked with and been friends with, both at West View Manor and during our nurses training. She will be missed. God got a special woman.

I have known Christy for a long time and we both shared a love of Dachshunds. Christy was a kind and compassionate person who took care of her people. I am so sorry for your loss. It the world had more people like we would be a better place.

I'm so sorry to learn of Christy's passing. I'm sorry we lost touch over the years since the Rayco days. Deepest sympathies go out to Patrick, Sandra, and all the family. She will be missed.

Rest in Eternal Peace. Prayers of comfort to her family and friends.

Pamela RN

Sandy and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a lovely woman and will be missed.

Amy

So sorry for your loss Sandy, Brad, Dan and family

Sandy, Pat and families, you have my sincere deepest sympathy. Christy was a very loving and kind hearted person. Her smile lit up the room.

Sorry to hear of this wonderful woman's passing. I loved working with her. She was a great person.

I had the pleasure of knowing Christy before she went into nursing. I am so glad that she was brave enough to pursue her real passion and serve others. She had such a beautiful heart for people. We lost an angel on earth.

Sandy I am so very sorry to hear of Christy passing. My heart is heavy for you and all of her loved ones.
Sandy, I remember you always talking about your children when you worked with my sister, Cheryl but still remember the very first time I met Christy in person...we were both shopping in Fashion Bug and I see the most gigantic smile from above a rack and the giggle that sounds like your own. We stood there and talked for a long while. I was happy to see that same smile and hear that same giggle each and every time I ran into her, no matter where she was or what she was doing. I've always admired anyone that can work in a field such as she did especially knowing I could never do it, myself. But God sends his very best to do such an important job on Earth, she definitely had the compassion, courage and love to give to all those families. She will be missed. I will keep you all in thought and prayer. Sandy, please call me whenever you are up to it. I'm sorry I couldn't be there today, as you were for me with Cheryl. I'm sure Cheryl was waiting with open arms for Christy.
My thoughts, prayers and love to you.
Sissy

Dear Pat and Family, Our deepest sympathy to all of you folks.We always enjoyed contacts with Christy. She always had a smile and enthusiasm,which always gave us a lift.We could not attend the service.

Sandy so sorry for the loss of your daughter.

Sandy and family,
We are so very sorry for the loss of your loved one. You are in our prayers and may God grant all of you the peace and comfort that only he can give at this very difficult time.

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