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Charlene (Ricketts) Kramp

November 20, 1938 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 81)



Charlene Ricketts Kramp, 81, of Bellefontaine, passed away Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at Valley View Alzheimer's Care Center, Frankfort, Ohio.

She was born at home in South Bloomingville on November 20, 1938, to the late Ezra Lincoln and Olive (Russell) Ricketts. Charlene married Peter Kramp on July 13, 1963 in Cleveland and he preceded her in death on August 26, 2003, after 40 years of marriage. She was also preceded in death by her brother Richard Ricketts and a great-grandson Paul Phillips.

Charlene is survived by daughters: Teresa Smith of Bellefontaine, and Susan (Vaughn) Rall of Kenton, grandchildren: Jennifer (John) Phillips of Niles, Heather (Stewart) Zachrich of Holgate, Derick Conley of Kenton, Allison Smith of Russells Point, and Jacquelyn Smith of Upper Arlington; great-grandchildren: Peter Phillips, and Leia Zachrich; sister-in-law Helen Ricketts of Laurelville.

Charlene graduated from Laurelville High School in 1956. Before marriage she worked for The Ohio Bell Telephone Company in Columbus and Cleveland.  Next, she became a stay-at-home air force wife for 15 years where she lived at Eglin AFB and Tyndall AFB in Florida and Hanscom AFB in Massachusetts. She worked as a switchboard operator for the United Telephone Company until they closed in 1986, and at Mary Rutan Hospital for 10 years.

Charlene was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church. She was a devoted fan of The Ohio State University football team, a loyal viewer of 10TV news, a lifelong chocolate enthusiast and her favorite TV show was Law & Order.

Friends may call at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine Friday, October 16, 2020 from 10 to 11:40 a.m.  

Father Shawn Landenwitch will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12 noon at the Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Bellefontaine.

Private family burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Bellefontaine.

Due to current pandemic orders, please be symptom-free, practice social distancing and consider wearing a mask.

The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Kramp family.

(authored by the family)



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October 16, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:40 AM
Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home of Bellefontaine
321 N. Main St.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311

Mass of Christian Burial
October 16, 2020

12:00 PM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
316 E. Patterson Ave.
Bellefontaine, OH 43311


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