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1/13/2018 8:42:00 AM
Maria C. Ricci
September 19, 1919 - January 12, 2018
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Mrs. Marie C. Ricci, 98, of Taylorville, Ill. passed away at 3:47 am Friday, January 12, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living, Taylorville, Ill. 

Marie was born in Delavan, Ill. September 19, 1919 the daughter of Otto and Verlie (Hall) Harrison. She married Ceasar Ricci on June 26, 1943 in Springfield, Ill. Mr. Ricci preceded her in death June 6, 1988.

Mrs. Ricci was a very proud 50 plus year member of Davis Memorial Christian Church, Taylorville, Ill. Marie owned and operated Marie’s Beauty Shoppe  in Taylorville, Ill. for 52 years. She also had belonged to the Pinochle Club, the local Home Extension group, Christian County Senior Citizens, the evening bowling league at the Olde Bowl, and the Christian Women’s Fellowship at her church.

Surviving are two daughters: Judy (Richard) Masterson, of Kincaid, Ill. Marianne (Danny) Adams of Taylorville, Ill., one son Robert (Kathy) Ricci of Taylorville, Ill., four grandchildren: Michael (Amy) Masterson, Sr. of Tovey, Ill. Susan (Greg) Duncan of Wyoming, Ohio, and Ricci Adams of Sunnyvale, Calif., Alisa Whitchurch of Taylorville, Ill., along with great-grandchildren Jacob Masterson, Alina and Sarina Duncan.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Anna Harrison, mother Verlie Stalets, husband Ceasar, sister Ione VanGeison, brother Warren Harrison, Grandma Bertie Heberling, and a great-grandson Michael J. Masterson, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Davis Memorial Christian Church 1500 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, Ill. Rev. Bill Kerns will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, Ill. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm Friday, January 19, 2018 at Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service. To those not able to attend, please visit her on-line obituary at to leave condolences.

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