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Obituaries

Obituaries

Charlotte Ann Rickenbacher

Services will be held for Charlotte Ann Rickenbacher, born in Topeka, Kansas, April 21, 1926 to William O. and Hilda Puett Rickenbacher. She was a 27-year employee of [Santa Fe] Memorial Hospital.
Ms. Rickenbacher graduated from Field Kindley High School, Coffeyville, Kansas in 1944, and attended Washburn University. Ms. Rickenbacher was a jazz pianist with Topeka bands through the 1950s and 1960s, and more recently with the Junkyard Jazz, in Lawrence, Kansas. She was a 25 year member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Loyal Chapter #176. She is survived by two daughters, their spouses, and three grandsons: Corrie and John Thompson, Carrie Towns and Valerie Johnson-Powell, Nathan Towns, Ryan Towns, and Anthony Johnson-Powell.
The memorial service will be Friday, September 7, 2012, 7:00pm, Lawrence Chapel Oaks, 3821 West 6th St., Lawrence, KS 66049. Donations in her name may be made to Grace Hospice, in care of Lawrence Chapel Oaks.
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