Katherine "Kat" Lorene Johns Rickman passed from this life at Life Care Center of Tullahoma on Tuesday November 19, 2019 at the age of 102. She had lived more than ninety-four years in Chapel Hill, TN which she loved and will soon return. She will join her husband, John R. "Ike" Rickman, who died in 1996. They had been married 63 years.
Mrs. Rickman was also preceded in death by her father and mother, Lillard and Pearl Cromer Johns, sisters: Dot (Johnny) Moore, Virginia (Bill) Martin, Rachel (Bill) Scott, brothers: Norman (Rachel) Johns, and Buddy (Juanita) Johns and son-in-law, James Milton Major.
She is survived by three children: Mary Johns Major of Tullahoma, John Robinson (Barb) Rickman of Tullahoma and James Lillard (Judy) Rickman of Murfreesboro. Mrs. Rickman leaves behind eight grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren.
The Ike Rickman Family lived just north of Chapel Hill on a dairy farm known as "The Homestead". Mrs. Rickman divided her time as homemaker and teacher's assistant at Forrest School. She was a devoted member of Chapel Hill United Methodist Church and was a lifetime member of the F.H.S. Alumni Association. She played piano and, along with Ike, fostered the joy of music within the family. Mrs. Rickman will be remembered for a life well lived.
Visitation for friends and family will be at Lawrence Funeral Home from 10:00AM until 2:00PM on Saturday, November 23rd with the funeral service at 2:00PM. Burial will follow at Swanson Cemetery.
LAWRENCE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATION SERVICES, Chapel Hill, TN in charge of arrangements. www.lawrencefuneral.net (931)364-2233.
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