May 26, 1926---Sep 12, 2022

Frances Eleanor Ricci, 96, passed away Monday, September 12, 2022, at Advent Health Shawnee Mission. Visitation will be held at 9:30 a.m., with Funeral Services following at 11:00 a.m. on  Saturday, September. 17, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia Lenexa, KS.  Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: VFW Post 7397.

Frances was born May 26, 1926, in Linton, North Dakota.  After high school she attended North Dakota State and Iowa State graduating with a degree in Dietetics in 1948.  Frances remained in Iowa where she met and married her husband, Joseph in 1949.  She moved to Kansas City in 1951, where she remained for the rest of her life.  Frances worked for Johnson County Library for over 30 years while raising five children.  After retiring she did volunteer work for Olathe Medical Center and Overland Park Regional Hospital until 2020.  

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph Ricci, and leaves behind her children, Robert Ricci, Topeka, KS, William Ricci, Sandi Klusman, Sharon Ricci and James Ricci of Lenexa, KS, 10 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.  She will be missed.  



Condolences

Me-->Andrew Obermeier Sep 14 ,2022

Nephew ,Venice ,Florida

Aunt Fran was a one of a kind and wonderful woman. She had a kind heart and sharp Irish witty sense of humor. The twinkle in her eyes with her wonderful smile are etched upon my soul. I loved her very much and always looked forward to my visits with her upon my stays in Ks. Including playing cards of course! Love, “ The Weak Sister” in cards Andrew Obermeier ( and family)

Mayes Family Sep 14 ,2022

Family friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Our family mourns your loss. She will be lovingly remembered for her quick wit and Skunky attitude.

Sarah Summer Sep 17 ,2022

niece ,Occoquan ,Virginia

Aunt Fran was a very calm, collected lady. She and Joe were very funny. Intelligence and common sense ruled. Lovely to chat with, and very interesting lady. Fran knew how to have fun, well into her life, she was still going... You wanted to have her by your side in a crisis for sure. She was very much like her brother, Russ, my dad. It was a pleasure to know Fran, and a blessing to have her as an aunt and a friend. Yes, this very cool lady will sorely be missed. RIP Frannie!

Services

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Sep 17 ,2022
Time:
9:30 AM
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Event:
Funeral Service
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia Street
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date:
Sep 17 ,2022
Time:
11:00 AM
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