LaJune Ranney Ricketts, 81, of Little York, IL, passed away at 6:42 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, IL. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Interment will be in Belmont Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, August 28, 2017 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home.

 LaJune Ranney Ricketts, 81, of Little York, IL, passed away at 6:42 p.m., Thursday, August 24, 2017 at OSF St. Mary Medical Center, Galesburg, IL.

She was born on September 7, 1935 in Seaton, IL, the daughter of Everett and Bertha (Ranney) Fredrickson. LaJune was raised and educated in Little York, IL and graduated from Little York High School in 1953.

LaJune married Dwight L. Ricketts at the Belmont Methodist Church on December 6, 1953; he preceded her in death on April 19, 1985.

LaJune was a homemaker and later a bank teller at Midwest Bank for 26 years, retiring in 2012. She was a member of the Belmont Methodist Church, Little York Farmerettes, and served as a Trustee for the Bald Bluff Township for 32 years. LaJune loved traveling, cooking, dancing, puzzles, crocheting, and embroidering. She also enjoyed going to concerts and musicals, and all of her grandchildren’s activities. LaJune was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family and will be greatly missed.

Surviving LaJune are her children: Denise (Michael) Williams of Sheffield, IL, Duane (Cindy) Ricketts of Galesburg, IL, Darryl (Carol) Ricketts of Roseville, IL, Marlon (Teresa) Ricketts of Rochelle, IL, Michelle (Greg) Raes of Little York, IL, Dudley (Julie) Ricketts of Monmouth, IL; her grandchildren: Justin (Kristen) Williams, Nicole Williams, Zachary Ricketts, Kelly (Mark) Sullivan, Ryan Ricketts, Matthew Ricketts, Josh (Stacy) Gibb, Matt Gibb, Jacob Ricketts, Adam Ricketts, Gregory Ricketts, Andrew Raes, Ashley Raes, Dexter Ricketts, Blake Ricketts, Tyler Ricketts; her great grandchildren: Payton Williams, Esther Gibb, Miles Gibb, Maxwell Gibb, and Harrison Gibb. Also surviving are two brothers: Paul (Ruth) Fredrickson of Galesburg, IL, Donald (Judy) Fredrickson of Seaton, IL; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home and Crematory, Monmouth. Interment will be in Belmont Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00-8:00 p.m., Monday, August 28, 2017 at McGuire & Davies Funeral Home. Memorials can be made to the Kirkwood Senior Center or Belmont Cemetery Memorial Fund. For more information or to leave an online condolence please visit, www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.