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Ricketts, Christopher Wesley

Ricketts, Christopher Wesley

May 23, 1949 — June 2, 2018

Christopher Wesley Ricketts, 69, of Kearney, passed away June 2, 2018, at NorthCare Hospice House with loved ones at his side. Visitation will be held from 3-5 pm, with military honors at 4 pm, on Sunday, June 17, at Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. Memorial contributions are suggested to Honor Flight KC.

Chris was born May 23, 1949, in Springfield, MO. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 until honorable discharge as an E-3 in October, 1970. Chris owned and operated Burlington Auto Repair in North Kansas City for 37 years.

Chris was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh "Sparky" Ricketts; mother, Kathryn Ricketts; and wife, Nadine Ricketts. Survivors include his children, Beth Meise and Mike Meise (Misty); grandchildren, Cheyenne and Justin; siblings, Sam, Terry, Deborah, Patty, Jean Ann, Jennifer, Constance and Rebecca; as well as many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Service Information

Visitation: 3-5PM, Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel

Military Honors: 4PM, Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Park Lawn Northland Chapel

Ricketts, Christopher Wesley's Guestbook

May You Rest in Eternal Peace . . . Free of Pain and Suffering

Rebecca Ricketts Ghovaee

Rest In Peace Chris...We Will Meet Again In Heaven.

Jennifer Ricketts Justice

You where not only a great friend but a mentor to me. Thank you for being there for me through good times and tough times. I will truly miss you, but I realize you are now in a better place free of pain. Rest In Peace my friend.

Holt Johnston

Damn good man and a good friend. Enjoyed the time i got to spend with him!!

Jeff Asher

May your soul be joined in Heaven by all your loved ones who proceeded you to the “Pearly Gates”. Your earthly life was filled with great friends and an adoring family. May their pain and sorrow be softened with knowing you left such a positive impression on everyone you met. We are so sad that you are gone but knowing you are pain free and the suffering you endured is gone makes the sadness tolerable. You will be sorely missed by all who were blessed to know you. RIP Chris.

Sandy Redford-Ardese and Jim Ardese

I will always remember our chats, our jokes, how much you loved to race, and more importantly, how much you loved your family. I remember the good times before and the hard times after you lost Nadine. I will always remember how you helped me with fatherly advice, and laughed with me and sometimes at me! You will be so missed...

Jani Cook

There are no words to express how much we will miss you...What wonderful memories we have. Suffer no more dear friend...

Chuck and Tina Baird

Dear Beth, Michael and Justin, I am so sorry for your loss of Chris. He loved all of you very much. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Much love, Aunt Kay

Kay Parnell

My condolences to the Ricketts family. I pray God comforts the family during this time of bereavement. May the many cherished and loving memories of Christopher comfort his family and friends. May you all have peace of mind during this time.


We laughed together through the good times and helped each other through the sorrows. We had some great memories and you will always remain in mine. You will be truly missed old friend!

Randy Smith

I met Chris at pilot in Kearney and the day I met him he made a comment about a customer and I laughed so hard I started calling him sparky not knowing that is what they called his dad! He was a great man I will miss him dearly! I love ya sparky! Rest In Peace crazy ole man!

Brenda Hamilton

Mike, Beth and Justin my heart breaks for you guys. He will truly be missed. Susan

Susan Barnes, Faithe Neary

From the first day I met you, you had a profound impact on my life. May you find peace on your next leg of your journey. You will hold a big place in my heart. God bless.

John meroney

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