Pittston ---Lillian E. Ricker accompanied by the Angels of the Lord went home to her heavenly Father Friday June 26, 2009. Lillian was born in Augusta, the daughter of Erlon and Cora Timms Whitten on July 4, 1927. She attended Manchester Schools and was a graduate of Cony High School in Augusta.She had life long ties to the Baptist faith. As a child and teen she attended the North Manchester Church where she was active in leading Bible Studies and vacation Bible School.Upon graduating from High school she moved to Augusta and became a member of the Penny Memorial Baptist Church to which she still holds membership. On Feb. 14, 1948 she married Walter C. Ricker of Pittston, where they have made their home for 59 years. Lillian was an active member of her community. She loved helping and serving many organizations, some of which include 1964 President Kennebec County and Pittston Women's Republican Club, 1967 president of the Kennebec Valley Council of Church Women, President of Kennebec 4-H Leaders Assoc of the county Extension service, member of Board of Directors of Gardiner General Hospital Ladies Auxiliary in Gardiner, a member of the Gardiner VFW # 9 of Gardiner, a member and past worthy Matron of the Marion Chapter Order of Eastern Star , and served on the advisory board of the International Order of the Rainbow for Girls Assembly # 10 of Augusta, and for her service to this order was awarded membership in the Grand Cross of Colors.In 1977, she received a citation telling her of her inclusion in Who's Who of American Women, given for demonstrating outstanding Achievement in their field of endeavor and who have thereby contributed significantly to the betterment of contemporary Society. Lillian was a licensed real estate broker associated with Tacoma Reality of Gardiner. She earned her G.R.L. designation from the Tri State Institute in Me, NH, and MA., She was also a Notary Public. She owned and operated 'Rickers Variety' Store in Randolph with her husband and daughter fro 24 years. In Pittston she was active in the school PTA, Ladies Aux. of the Fire Dept., and served as Chairwoman of the Cancer and Heart Fund Drives for 15 years. She with her husband organized the Pittston Star Workers 4-H Club and served as Ballot Clerk for local elections.Lillian was also very proud of being a charter member of the World War II Memorial built in Washington DC. Her primary interest were her family, friends but she had many other hobbies including doing all she could for others. Her hands were never idle, she made puppets and dolls for the children's hospital wards, crochet lap robes and slippers for nursing homes and made birthday cakes for VA patients and anything she was called to do. In her retirement years she was an avid quilter and was known for her beautiful handiwork and crafts.. Her parents, a sister Marilyn Smith, and her husband Walter C. Ricker predeceased Lillian. She is survived by her daughter and husband Jack and Patricia Decker of Gardiner and their daughter Janet., her sister Roy and Earlene Pelton of West Gardiner, Howard and Muriel Betts of Readfield, Edward and Shirley Denis of West Gardiner, her brothers Carroll G. Whitten and wife Theresa of Manchester, Maynard and wife Audrey Whitten of Manchester, Elton and his wife Patricia Whitten of Winthrop, two god children Dale King and Laurence Ricker and several nieces, nephews and cousins and many special friends all whom she loved dearly.Friends may visit Tuesday, June 30 from 6 to 8pm at Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave. Gardiner and from 10 am to 11am Wednesday July 1, 2009 at the Fist Nazarene Church of Gardiner followed by a funeral at 11am. Everyone is welcome to attend a gathering at the fellowship hall following the service. At 1:30pm. A t 1:30pm a procession to the burial site will commence to the North Pittston Cemetery where pastor Bill Young will give committal prayers.