Collette Rickert


Collette Fay Rickert, 82, of Corydon passed away Dec. 30, 2018.

Collette was born on the farm west of Corydon on Jan. 13, 1936, to S. Jay and Cordelia Greenlee. Collette received her education from Corydon High School, graduating in 1954. On Nov. 10, 1955, she was united in marriage to Dale Rickert at Unity Church, south of Humeston. To this union came one son, Dennis.

Collette was employed by the telephone company in Corydon before they went to the dial system. She was also a teacher’s aid at Corydon Schools until she became a cook at the senior center for 25 years. She was most noted as a homemaker, who took care of her family. Collette was a member of First Baptist Church. She was a faithful person who loved the Lord.

Survivors include her husband, Dale Rickert; son, Dennis Rickert (Maria); two brothers, Roy Greenlee (Linda) and Ray Greenlee (Betty); brothers-in-law, Wayne Rickert (Sonny), Rex Rickert (Diane) and Lloyd Housley (Joyce); and numerous extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; twin sister, Arletta Moore; brother, William Greenlee; sister-in-law, Sherry Housley; brother-in-law, Larry Rickert; and her father and mother-in-law, Dean and Ila Rickert.

Funeral service were held, Jan. 4, 2019, at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Daniel Palmer officiating. Interment was at the Corydon Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church and condolences may be shared at

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