Welcome to the memorial page for

Marie C. (Harrison) Ricci

September 19, 1919 ~ January 12, 2018 (age 98)

Mrs. Marie C. Ricci, 98, of Taylorville, IL passed away at 3:47 am Friday, January 12, 2018 at Life’s Journey Senior Living, 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 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., Ricci Adams of Sunnyvale CA, and Alisa Whitchurch of Taylorville, IL, along with great-grandchildren Jacob Masterson, Alina & Sarina Duncan, Lorin and Gary Fairbrother and Alison Riva.

Marie was preceded in death by her father Otto (Anna) Harrison, mother Verlie (Hall) Stalets, husband Ceasar, sister Ione VanGeison, brother Warren Harrison, a great-grandson Michael J. Masterson, Jr. and grandma Bertie Heberling

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.   

 Service Information

January 19, 2018

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Masterson Funeral Home
136 N Central Ave
Kincaid, IL 62540

Funeral Service
January 20, 2018

10:00 AM
Davis Memorial Christian Church
1500 W. Franklin
Taylorville, IL 62568

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