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Marijane Gnegy Ricketts, American poet. Recipient Grand Prize First Annual Literature award, Byline Magazine, 1986, 1st prize poetry, District of Columbia Commission on the Arts, 1992, Maryland Federation Women's Clubs, 1997, Grand Prize, General Federation Women's Clubs, 1997.


Ricketts, Marijane Gnegy was born on July 16, 1925 in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, United States. Daughter of Clyde Columbus Gnegy and Zelda Adeline Stemple.


Bachelor, West Virginia Wesleyan College, 1947.


Secretary to the administrative assistant Landon School for Boys, Bethesda, Maryland, 1961—1962. Secretary to the principal Montgomery County Public Schools, Bethesda/Rockville, 1962—1987. President, editor Writers' League of Washington, 1989—1992.

Newsletter editor Writer's League of Washington, 2005, contest chair, 05. Contest poetry judge National League of America Pen Women, Washington, 2000. Poetry programs chair Women's Community Club of Kensington, Maryland, 1997—2000.

Poet for 50th year class reunion West Virginia Wesleyan College Alumni, Buchannon, 1997. Leader, Maryland poet laureate program Maryland Humanities Council, Annapolis, 2000.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Is it the Onions Making Life Pungent?, 1985. Editor: The Poets of Ellicott Street, 1989, A Diamond Anthology of Prose and Poetry, 1992.


The teaching of the Bible is a key in understanding the way by which a person obtains salvation.


A member of a Christian Church should support all social initiatives having a purpose to maintain and strengthen well-being and progress of the whole community and its members.


Every person needs the Church for spiritual and emotional care that enables to reconcile relations with God, with others, and with self.


Producer poetry programs Montgomery County Public Library., Kensington, Maryland, 1997—1998. Producer, Christmas readings Women's Community Club, 1997—2000. Producer, literary readings Red Bird Mission, Kentucky, 2004.

Member of Live Poets Society, The Poets of Ellicott St. (president 1990-1991), The Writers' Center, Writer's League of Washington (archivist 1992—2001, 1st prize for poetry 1999—2000, 2003).


  • Other Interests

    Choir, concerts, museums, gardening, collecting art prints.


Married Aubrey Eugene Ricketts, April 9, 1950. Children: Kenneth, Jennifer Riffer.

Clyde Columbus Gnegy

Zelda Adeline Stemple

Aubrey Eugene Ricketts

Kenneth Ricketts

Jennifer Riffer Ricketts