Martha Dollison Ricks
Martha Dollison Ricks
March 4, 1941 - May 9, 2018

Martha Kathleen Ricks

Martha Kathleen Ricks, 77, of Palatka passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at her residence following an extended illness.

Martha was born in Guernsey County, Ohio and was a native of Cambridge, Ohio. She had lived in Palatka for the last fifty years and was a member of the Moose Club in Palatka and the Order of the Eagles in Interlachen. She also belonged to Francis Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. She volunteered for Bread of Life, sang in St. Johns Chorus, and was one of the original Viking Singers. She and her husband ran the R&M Deli by the river in Palatka. In addition, she volunteered serving concessions at ball games. She loved traveling, music, singing, drawing, painting, reading, and helping other people. She also loved to sing karaoke.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Betty Dollison; her husband, Robert Herman Ricks; and her brother-in-law, Gary Trescott.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Charity and Brian Weaver of Florahome and Dovie and Mike Fazzolari of Bardin; a son, Timothy Ricks of Palatka; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Patty and Chester Martin of Cambridge, OH, Mary Elizabeth Trescott of Byesville, OH, and Linda and Carl Coronett of Zanesville, OH; five grandchildren and spouse, Craig Weaver of Florahome, Naomi Weaver of Alachua, Mikie Fazzolari of Palatka, Errin and Floyd Bowen of Bardin, and James Wallace of Palatka; and seven great grandchildren.

The family will begin receiving friends at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2018 at Masters Funeral Home in Palatka. The Memorial Service will begin at 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Sharp officiating. Burial will follow in Palatka Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Florida School of the Arts, 5001 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL 32177. Messages of encouragement or sympathy may be expressed on her online guestbook at

Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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