Goldie Lucille Ritchie, 90, passed away on Tuesday (July 9, 2013) at The Arbors of Marietta. She was born Oct. 23, 1922, in Marietta, daughter of John and Lillie Matheny Elliott.
She was a member of the Marietta Bible Center. During World War II, she worked at Goodyear in Akron to support the war effort. Goldie enjoyed playing the organ and doing water painting.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Paul William Ritchie, whom she married on Sept. 8, 1945.
Surviving are three sons, Donald Ritchie of St. Petersburg, Florida, Richard (Jane) Ritchie, of Marietta and Steve (Teresa) Ritchie of Marietta. She is also survived by three grandchildren, Paul (Staci) Ritchie of Marietta, Jason (Stacy) Ritchie of Cambridge, Ohio and Daniel Ritchie of Rio Grande, Ohio. She also had three great-grandchildren
Funeral services will be held on Saturday (July 13) at 10 a.m. at McClure Schafer Lankford Funeral Home in Marietta with Reverend Myron Guiller officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday evening from 5 until 8. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.lankfordfh.com.