Gilberta Audrey Rickel, 79, of Benton passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, at Saline Memorial Hospice House in Bryant. She was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Forest Hills, Pa., to the late Gilbert and Edith Rickel. She was a member of Avilla Zion Lutheran Church and was retired from the food service industry.
She loved crafts, the Pittsburgh Pirates, and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Rickel.
She is survived by one sister, Marilyn Hetzel; two nephews, George Hetzel and Fred Hetzel; one niece, Lynn McDowell; 10 great-nieces and nephews; eight great-great nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.
The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Cremation arrangements provided by Roller-Ballard Funeral Home in Benton.
Online guestbook: www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/ballard