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Esther Ricketts Stiles

February 25, 1918 ~ August 19, 2019 (age 101)

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Esther Ricketts Stiles of Sewickley Heights, PA passed away Monday, August 19, 2109. She was born February 25, 1918 in Wilkes Barre, PA., daughter of William Reynolds Ricketts and Margaret Beach Ricketts. Her husband, Bruce W. Stiles, twin sister and husband Elizabeth R. Sterling (Jack), her brother, Robert Bruce Ricketts II & grand-daughter, Susan Stiles preceded her in death. Mother along with her twin attended Ethel Walkers School in Simsbury, CT. She was a member of the Junior League in Providence, RI, Dallas, TX and Miami, FL. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Snyder (Brandon) of Sewickley Heights, PA  a son John H. Stiles (Anita) of San Antonio, TX three grandchildren and seven great grandchildren: Heather S. McLane (Dan) with Mackenzie, Connor & Colin of Franklin Park, PA, Marnie S. Owens (Peter) with Madelaine & Peter of Hingham, MA J. Brandon Snyder (Bridget) with J.B. III & Grant of Fox Chapel, PA and cousin Swan M. Grant (Mrs. J. Barrett) of Greenwich, CT & several nieces & nephews. In her earlier days Mother enjoyed gardening, needlepoint, avid reader, horseback riding, “sports cars” enthusiast, traveling abroad and very proud of her 2 dachshunds becoming “Champions” in the Florida circuit. She loved her family beyond words, always generous of heart and ready for fun.

Funeral Arrangements were made with Copeland Funeral Home in Sewickley, PA.

A private service & burial will be held in her family’s cemetery at North Mountain, PA.


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