Marilyn Faye Ritchie

Marilyn Faye Ritchie, 66, of Whipple, passed away at 1 p.m. on Friday (Feb. 1, 2013) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

She was born on Nov. 25, 1946, in Marietta, to Christian John Lauer and Wanita Schramm Lauer. She retired from Marietta Center after 25 years of service and was a member of Wagner Union Church.

On Oct. 27, 1968, she married Roger Ritchie, who survives with one daughter, Stephanie Dawn Cortez and friend, Rob, from Lake Park, Ga.; and three brothers, Larry, Gale and Dale Lauer, all of Whipple.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Lester and Gary Lauer.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday (Feb. 5) at 10:30 a.m. at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with Pastor Gene Ferrell officiating. Burial will be in Valley Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 2 p.m. today, with family present 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Messages of sympathy may be sent at