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Clyde Rickey

January 29, 1927 — April 17, 2016

Clyde Allen Rickey, 85, of Lacon, died on April 17, 2016 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home in Lacon. Born in Lacon on January 29, 1927 to the late Jesse and Clarabelle Crank Rickey, he married Imogene Kenyon Stuff in Sparland on August 15, 1970.

Clyde was an operating engineer and member of Local #649 for over 50 years, and served in the Navy during WWII. He enjoyed socializing with his wife, family, and friends, camping at Kentuckyana and the St. Louis Cardinals. He will be greatly missed and will always be remembered as a gentle person who found good in everyone. He never met a stranger that didn't become his friend.

He is survived by: his wife; son Jerry Rickey of Peoria; daughter Janet Grebner of Morton; step children Terry Stuff of Peoria; Steve (Vickie) Stuff of Lacon; Christine Stuff of Chillicothe; 9 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild. Clyde was preceded in death by his sister Wilma Williams and one grandchild.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 11 am at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5-7 pm also at Lenz. Burial will be in the Lacon Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the Chillicothe Christian Church or St. Joseph's Nursing Home Activity Fund. Online condolences can be left at


APR 20. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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APR 21. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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