JoAnne Ricard

JoAnne Ricard, 85, of Kent, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Robinson Memorial Hospital in Ravenna.

She was born June 16, 1928 in Akron to Fred A. and Anne C. (Lyter) Breckenridge. She retired from Eddie's Stag Bar and then she retired from the KSU Food Service where she worked at the Student Center. She was an avid craft person involved in doll making and ceramics. She was a member of the Akron Mud Hen Ceramic Club. JoAnne was a generous and giving woman.

She is survived by daughter, Dee Hawkins of Kent; son, Michael Ricard of Kent; grandsons, Dean Hawkins of Beaufort, SC and Zane G. (Nicole) Hawkins of Ballston Spa, NY; great grandchildren, Aubrey, Kira, and Emmit; and brother, Robert Breckenridge of Cuyahoga Falls. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Gordon L. Griffin and Yves Patrick "Frenchy" Ricard; daughter, Nancy Jean Haas; son, Fred Griffin; brothers, James Breckenridge and Daniel Breckenridge; and sister, Laurie Walczak.

Memorial services will be held 10:30 AM Thursday, April 17th at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Elizabeth Hazelton officiating. Bissler & Sons Funeral Home and Crematory are handling the arrangements.

(RC 4-15 & 16-14)

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