Doris C. Rickers

CLARIDON TWP. – Doris C. Rickers, age 95, of Claridon Township, passed away Jan. 12, 2020, at her home.

Born Oct. 28, 1924, in Allentown, Pa., to Paul and Lillian (nee Gumper) Rau, she had been a longtime area resident.

Doris “The General” was a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher at Montville School, retiring after 20 years.

Survivors include her children, Richard (Jamie), of Mentor, Kathy Arnold, of Claridon, and Jeff (Kathie), of Plaistow, N.H.; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and daughter-in-law, Donna Rickers, of Chardon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Forrest; brother, Richard Rau; and son Paul Rickers.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at the Potti & Marc F. Burr Funeral Homes of Painesville, 1009 Mentor Ave., Painesville, with burial following at Montville Cemetery.

Friends and family may call from 5-8 p.m. Jan. 17 at the funeral home.

Donations suggested to St. Jude’s Hospital or Wounded Warrior Project.

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