Virginia Marie "Ginny" Ritchie, 92, formerly of Belpre, died Friday (April 5, 2013) at Highland Hills Nursing Facility in McConnelsville. Born Aug. 15, 1920, in Braddock, Pa., she was a daughter of the late Herman and Sadie Stahl Kelch.
A graduate of Racine High School, Ginny had been a bookkeeper at Parkersburg National Bank. She was a Christian by faith, and enjoyed attending church. She was a member of the auxiliaries of the VFW, Post 5108 and the American Legion, Post 64. Ginny had been a volunteer for the American Red Cross, and had enjoyed time spent knitting and crocheting.
She was married Jan. 24, 1970, to Fred W. Ritchie, who survives, along with seven step-children; Ronnie Ritchie, Fort Myers, Fla.; Gerald Ritchie, Elizabeth, W.Va.; Roger Ritchie (Jane), Marietta; Douglas Ritchie (Yvonne), Williamstown; Jody Anderson, Richmond, Va.; Dane Ritchie (Anita), Belpre; and Jan E. Miller, Marietta. Also surviving are 16 stepgrandchildren and numerous stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a stepson, Duane Ritchie.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday (April 9, 2013) at the Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, with Pastor Rick Ritchie officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Bank Cemetery. The family will greet friends at the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. today.
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