Allegany, NY Janice J. Rickey of 93 N. 2nd St. entered into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday (March 6, 2019) at Buffalo General Hospital.
Born January 31, 1938 in Wellsville she was the daughter of Elmer and Pauline Reynolds Aiken. On November 26, 1959 in Wellsville she married Arnold J. "Rick" Rickey who predeceased her May 17, 1997.
Jan was a 1955 graduate of Wellsville Central School and later received her LPN degree at the WCA Hospital School of Nursing in Jamestown. She was first employed at the former Mountain Clinic and then for the former Valley View Manor, both in Olean. She had most recently been employed for the Allegany Nursing Home prior to her retirement.
She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church and was active with the Sixty-Plus and Red Hat Society in Allegany. She enjoyed her home where she loved to garden and she enjoyed the company of her cat "Buddy". She also was an avid reader.
Surviving are a son David Rickey of Allegany; 2 daughters Julie (John) Smith of Indiana, PA and Patty (Tim) Van Skiver of Allegany; her favorite grandson Nathan (Carrie) Smith of Jacksonville, FL; her great-granddaughter Erin Smith; her great-grandson Alex Smith; 1 sister Kathy Talbot of Tujunga, CA; several nieces and nephews and a close friend Cindy Forness of Allegany.
In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a brother Philip Aiken and a sister Karen Nye.
Friends will be received on Monday from 5-8pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. Funeral services will be held Tuesday (March 12, 2019) at 11am in the funeral home. Pastor Ron Isaman, retired Methodist minister, will officiate. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Allegany Rescue and EMS, PO Box 217, Allegany, NY 14706. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.