Virginia Marie ‘Ginny’ Ritchie

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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