Betty Ellen Ricker



Betty Ellen Ricker, age 70, of Weaverville, died Friday, October 20, 2017.

Mrs. Ricker was born April 25, 1947 in Sullivan County NY and was a resident of Buncombe County for 27 years. She was the daughter of the late John and Frances Smith Austin.

Surviving are her husband of 25 years, Tim Ricker; daughter, Shelly Taylor and husband Russell; son Todd Chiddister and wife Marni; sister, Susan Cadogan; brother, Mike Austin and grandchildren, Kate and Daniel Chiddister.

A private service was held.

West Funeral Home is assisting the family.

For those who desire, a memorial contribution may be made to the National Kidney Foundation Finance Department, 30 East 33rd St. New York, NY 10016.

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