Mrs. Marie C. Ricci, 98, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 3:47 am Friday, January 12, 2018 at Life’s Journey Health Care Center, Taylorville, IL. 

Marie was born in Delavan, IL September 19, 1919 the daughter of Otto and Verlie (Hall) Harrison.  She married Ceasar Ricci on June 26, 1943 in Springfield, IL.  Mr. Ricci preceded her in death June 6, 1988.

Mrs. Ricci was a very proud 50 plus year member of Davis Memorial Christian Church, Taylorville, IL.  Marie owned and operated Marie’s Beauty Shoppe  in Taylorville, IL for 52 years.  She also had belonged to: the Pinochle Club, the local Home Extension group, Christian County Senior Citizens, the evening bowling league at the Olde Bowl, and the Christian Women’s Fellowship at her church.


Surviving are 2 daughters Judy (Richard) Masterson, of Kincaid, IL Marianne (Danny) Adams of Taylorville, IL 1 son Robert (Kathy) Ricci of Taylorville, IL 4 grandchildren Michael (Amy) Masterson, Sr of Tovey, IL Susan (Greg) Duncan of Wyoming, OH., and Ricci Adams of Sunnyvale CA, Alisa Whitchurch of Taylorville, IL, along with great-grandchildren Jacob Masterson, Alina & Sarina Duncan.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Anna Harrison, husband Ceasar, sister Ione VanGeison, brother Warren Harrison, Grandma Bertie Heberling, and a great-grandson Michael J. Masterson, Jr.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Davis Memorial Christian Church 1500 W. Franklin St. Taylorville, IL.  Rev. Bill Kerns will officiate.  Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery, Taylorville, IL.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm Friday, January 19, 2018 at Masterson Funeral Home and Cremation Service.


To those not able to attend, please visit her on-line obituary at  to leave condolences.  

Memorials in loving memory of Marie Ricci may be made to Davis Memorial Christian Church, 1500 W. Franklin St., Taylorville, IL or Christian County Senior Citizens Center at 701 W. Adams, Taylorville, IL 62568.  

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