Helen Idella Ricketts
Helen Idella Ricketts was born in 1924, the daughter of Reuben Edward Ricketts and Annie Marie (Jones) Ricketts.
Idella married
James Lynch and they had three children:  Sylvia, Betty Jo (who passed away as an infant), and James
"Jimmy" Lynch, Jr.                                        
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(L to R) Idella holding sister Elaine,
Ray (in plant), Marion petting the dog Spot.
Above: Idella and sister Marion
Below: Idella & daughter Sylvia
Back row (L-R) Idella, her mother Marie Ricketts, Marie's mother Annie
Jones. Front: Sylvia Lynch and her uncle Danny Ricketts.
ABOVE: Mr. & Mrs. James Lynch

BELOW:  Danny, Idella holding Sylvia
Sylvia & Jimmy Lynch, cousins Joan
Ricketts and Mark Reynolds
Sylvia & Danny on porch swing
Christmas 1951 - Front row (L-R) Bonnie Gibson, "Sonny Boy" McKinney,
holding brother Jimmy Lynch, Danny Ricketts. Adults in back: James Lynch,
Willie Lewis, Idella Lynch.
Idella & James at their 25th Wedding Anniversary
ABOVE: Annie Jones, Lucy Lynch Wiles, Marie Ricketts,
Idella Lynch, Sylvia Matthews
Idella, Jimmy, James, Amie with her son Caleb, Jamie, Sandy with her two boys, Nancy with Tatum (Amie's daughter).
Jamie, Amie and Sandy are Jimmy's children.
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The Slideshows:
Legacy of Reuben & Marie
Wesley, his parents Nanci & David,
Sylvia & John
Idella and great-grandchildren
Caleb & Tatum
Jo Michelle and mom Sylvia
Cowboy John
Nancy & Jimmy
Jamie with his granddad James Lynch
Jimmy & Nancy Lynch relaxing. . . . .
Wesley is a musician
Jo Michelle
1970s - Idella & James Lynch, Nancye & Danny Ricketts
Idella, James and their children Sylvia and Jimmy