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Monday, December 21, 2020

Obituary - Anita B. (Wilt Ricketts) Taylor

Anita B. (Wilt Ricketts) Taylor of Raymore, Missouri, passed away December 19, 2020. She was born November 13, 1931 in Harrisonville, Missouri, the daughter of Roscoe Connard Wilt and Ella Myrtle (Jennings) Wilt. Anita grew up in Cass County, Missouri and attended Garden City High School.

She was married to Kenneth K. Ricketts in 1949. They were the parents of C.E. and Linda. Anita worked as a pharmacy technician for over 35 years, most of those years at Sam's Pharmacy in Raytown, Missouri. Kenneth and Anita loved camping, boating, and traveling. Kenneth passed away in 2002.

Anita married Austin G. Taylor in 2003. They enjoyed several years of traveling and attending any country music show (especially bluegrass) they could find. Austin said Anita always knew someone or was related to them wherever they went. They loved playing cards and Anita was the 'social secretary' for her card group. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, and friend. Family always came first.

She was preceded in death by husbands Kenneth and Austin, her parents, brothers Kenneth Wilt and Don Wilt, sister June Ison, son C.E. Ricketts, and granddaughter Catrina Ricketts.

Anita is survived by daughter Linda Burgess, of Stilwell, Kansas, grandchildren Holly, Heather, and Eric (wife Jodi and children August and Zelda) Burgess, Christopher Ricketts (wife Shanna and daughter Emma), great grandson Carson, and many relatives and friends.

Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Orient Cemetery, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Mrs. Taylor will lie in state from 1:00 p.m. until 1:45 p.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2020 at the Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville, Missouri.

Family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.