Cathy Weber Rickard

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Cathy Rickard, nee Weber, 69, of Smithton, IL, born March 18, 1950, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, January 6, 2020, at her residence.

Mrs. Rickard worked for many years as a supervisor for AG Edwards & Sons.  She also worked as the school secretary at St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Smithton, IL.  After her retirement, she enjoyed being a member of the former Red Hat Ladies Lunch Group.  She was a master cookie baker and loved crafting of any kind. Cathy was especially known for her card making and family picture taking.  She never missed a year of making advent calendars for everyone. A devoted mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Cathy never missed a sporting event in which her grandchildren were involved and was a serious hockey grandma.  She was very strong in her Catholic faith and a very active member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL. She was lover of all holidays, especially Christmas, and always worked to make each one special for those she loved.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Edward Rickard whom she married on January 8, 1977, and who died on May 9, 2007; her parents, William and Mary, nee Quirin, Weber; two nephews; and a brother-in-law, Lloyd Jacquot.

Surviving are two sons and two daughters, Christopher (Jackie) Rickard of St. Louis, MO, Allen (Jayne) Rickard of Millstadt, IL, Peggy Hubbs of Millstadt, IL, and Linda Berberich (fiancé, Dan Weissert) of Lebanon, IL;
ten grandchildren, Patti (John) Bievenue, Lisa Becker, Sarah (Jimmy) Davis, Trevor (Vicky) Hubbs, Hillary Hubbs, Adam Hubbs, Cory Berberich, Casey Berberich, Ryan Rickard, and Brady Rickard;
three great-grandchildren, Grace, Ty, and Anna;
two brothers, Bill (Dawn) Weber and Richard (Julie) Weber, both of Smithton, IL;
two sisters, Nancy Rogers Guenther (Carl Guenther) of Swansea, IL, and Janet Jacquot of St. Louis, MO;
a bonus sister, Jane Looney of O’Fallon, IL;
a special niece, Christine Restivo of Fairview Heights, IL;
and many dear nieces and nephews whom she adored and who adored her.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL.

 Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Smithton, IL, with Fr. Stanley Konieczny officiating.

Private family burial will be at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Smithton, IL.


14 Comments on Cathy Weber Rickard

Paul Van Buren said : Guest Report Jan 12, 2020 at 12:37 PM

Sorry to hear about your Mom, Linda.

  • Illinois
Niece Nancy said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2020 at 4:51 PM

Thinking about Aunt Cathy here in Seattle as service is underway in Belleville. I have always cherished the beautiful handmade birthday cards she never failed to send. I will always remember Cathy’s humor, unshakable disposition and that sparkle in her eyes.

  • Seattle
  • Washington
Jackie Tinnin said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2020 at 2:27 PM

So sorry to hear this. I worked with Cathy for many years at A G Edwards. She was a generous, thoughtful person. Every December she organized a gift drive for a local church so less fortunate families could have a good Christmas. Thoughts and prayers to her family.

  • Festus
  • Missouri
Bri said : Guest Report Jan 11, 2020 at 1:39 AM

I'm very sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working with Cathy to plan vacations for her and her family and friends. I hope I was able to create long-lasting memories of her.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Mary Lou Holshouser said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2020 at 8:55 PM

I m not going to make it tonight - don't want to spread my cold. Cathy will be missed at our card making sessions. She was fun and sweet. Enjoy being with Eddie, Cathy. Hugs to all

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Tim ONeal said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2020 at 4:29 PM

I am so sorry for your family's loss. Cathy was such a joy to work with and I loved her cunning wit! She cared deeply for all her family and will be missed by all. May your warm memories and knowing she is in a better place provide comfort to all of you.

  • StL
  • MO
Chris Taylor said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2020 at 3:10 PM

Please accept my sincere sympathy, along with that of Cathy’s Althoff Catholic High School Class of 1968. She will be fondly remembered for our time together and her example of living her faith.

  • Troy
  • Illinois
BEVERLY J ROGOWSKI said : Guest Report Jan 10, 2020 at 2:35 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Cathy's death. We exercised together in Silver Sneakers for many years at gold's gym & then at the Belleville Y. She was so dedicated to her exercise program and such a friendly person to talk to. Nancy, I'm so sorry for you and the rest of the family. May God Bless you all. A special angel has been added to heaven.

  • IL
Connie (Book) Thuenemann said : Guest Report Jan 09, 2020 at 6:35 PM

Peggy, so sorry for your loss. A co-worker just informed me of Cathy's passing. We had many a good conversation at A G Edwards.

  • Albers
  • IL
Pam Enke said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2020 at 1:44 PM

So sad to hear of Cathy's passing. It has been many years since I've seen Cathy but I remember her as a very sweet, loving, fun spirited lady with a big heart. Prayers and thoughts go out to her family and friends. Rest in peace my friend.

  • St Charles
  • MO
Vanessa Ernst said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2020 at 3:59 AM

So sorry for your family’s loss! I met Cathy thru St John’s and her smile was contagious! She will be missed

  • Smithton
  • Il
Dick & Vicky said : Guest Report Jan 08, 2020 at 2:56 AM

Cathy was my supervisor when I started at A.G. Edwards in the late 80’s She is responsible for getting my husband and I together. I remember her fondly. She was a good friend, a dedicated supervisor, a faithful Catholic and most of all a kind soul. May God bless her immortal soul and comfort her family in their time of sorrow.

  • St. Charles
  • Mo
Dianne jany said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2020 at 9:46 PM

I am so very sorry to hear about Cathy's passing. May the Lord have mercy on her soul and comfort her family. She was a sweetheart.

  • Waterloo, Illinois
  • Illinois
Linda Hill said : Guest Report Jan 07, 2020 at 9:11 PM

Cathy has been a much loved member of the Smithton Public Library Book Club for many years. We were blessed by her great baking skills, but most of all, by her fun and loving personality. We will miss her very much.

  • Smithton
  • IL

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