Shirley Rickabaugh

Obituary of Shirley Dianne Rickabaugh

Shirley Dianne Rickabaugh, age 72 of Claymont, DE passed away on October 20, 2022 at AccentCare Hospice in Wilmington Hospital. Born in Chester, PA to Ralph W. and Phyllis Russell Zebley, she resided the past 35 years in Claymont, DE. Shirley was a homemaker and also worked for Kmart at one time. Shirley loved flowers, especially her rose bushes. She also enjoyed watching television. Most of all, Shirley loved spending time with her family. In addition to her parents, Shirley is preceded in death by her husband John Barry Rickabaugh, who passed October 2021, and her siblings; Ronald Zebley, Edward Zebley, Russell Zebley, and Lauri Ann Zebley. She is survived by her children, Robert L. Griffis (Kathleen), Mary Danielle Parks (Stephen), and John B. Rickabaugh, brothers; Ralph Zebley (Doris), Clarence Zebley (Wendy), Paul Zebley, and Barry Zebley (Linda), sisters; Linda Meredith, Peggy Peele, Mary Zebley, and Marion Bateson (Jeff), and grandchildren; Michael, Gracie, Brookey, Shane, Zachary, and Erin. Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either The Wounded Warrior Project ( or St. Jude Children's Hospital ( online condolences may be made by visiting

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