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Grace Ritchie

May 21, 1933 - November 24, 2013

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Service

Wednesday, November 27, 2013 1:00 PM Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home

Visitation

Tuesday, November 26 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Skillman, McDonald & Vernon Funeral Home

Grace Ritchie, 80 of Urbana, passed away, Sunday, November 24, 2013, in her home surrounded by her loving family.


She was born at home in Mechanicsburg on May 21, 1933. She was the last and the youngest of 9 children born to Clarence and Belle (Nelson) Trainer. In her younger years, Grace was an avid bowler, holding the ladies high score for many years. Later, she enjoyed watching birds and beautiful flowers and spending time with her friends and family. She was truly a fun person that everyone liked. She retired from Ranco Controls, Plain City and Wal-Mart in Urbana. Grace loved to spend time with her children. They will all sadly miss her.


She is survived by her son, Pat (Ruthie) Ritchie of Mechanicsburg, her daughters, Lisa (Butch) Richards and Nancy (Kyle) Rhodes of Mechanicsburg; her grandchildren, Nanette (Jack) Butcher, John (Bobbi Jo)Ritchie, Megan (Andrew) Jacobs, Sara (Justin) Karg, Brandon (Amanda) Dingledine and Harlee Dingledine, her great grandchildren, Jack Ritchie Butcher, Jared Butcher, Shelby Ritchie, Christopher Ritchie, Cole Ritchie, Kame Jo Dingledine and Khloe Grace Karg; her brother-in-law, Bill Westfall of Mechanicsburg and numerous nieces and nephews of several generations.


Grace is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 49 years, Jack Ritchie, her son Mark Douglas Ritchie; her siblings, Pauline (Ronald) Phillips, Clyde (Irene and Maxine) Trainer, Alice (Elmer) Oyer, Willis (Ruth) Trainer, Harold (Donna) Trainer, Garnet Wesfall, Joan (Clarence) Brown and Betty (John) Neimeyer.


A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 in the SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 in the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Harley Roston officiating.


Burial will be held at the families’ convenience in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Condolences

Karen Mattox Woodruff - Nov 27, 2013

Sorry to here of your mothers passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Karen Mattox Woodruff - Nov 27, 2013

Sorry to here of your mothers passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Karen Mattox Woodruff - Nov 27, 2013

Sorry to here of your mothers passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Rex and Jami Donohoe - Nov 26, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

Stacey Boyer - Nov 25, 2013

Miss Gracie was so much fun to be around. I thought the world of her. I will miss her and her outspokenness. She would never let anyone feed her a line of bull. Oh, she had a fire no one could extinguish, and I admired her for it. My prayers are with the family.

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