Margaret E. Ritchie, age 97, of Marcellus, passed away late at night on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
Margaret was born May 27, 1921, the daughter of Willard J. Griner and Gleola Bent on the family farm in Marcellus.
On Feb. 10, 1943, she married her late husband Merl L. Ritchie of Marcellus, together they had two children, one daughter: Mary Lou Ritchie (Thomas Predum), and one son: Dale (Susan) Ritchie who survive. Also surviving are her two children, one sister: Lois Tase, one brother: Howard Griner, one grandchild, four great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.
Margaret worked at Ingersoll’s Drug Store as a clerk for 46 years. She was the oldest living member of the Marcellus class of 1939. She was also a Life Member of O.E.S. #167. Margaret spent a lot of time, in her later years, with her grand dog “Lady.”
Margaret is preceded in death by her beloved husband Merl L. Ritchie, one sister: Marian Kipker, one brother: Rolland Griner, and her parents.
The family will welcome friends for a visitation service on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. and funeral service will be on Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 1 p.m. at Mater-Ralston Funeral Home of Marcellus. Internment at Marcellus Township Cemetery to follow. Memorials may be directed to Three Rivers Hospice and Marcellus Ambulance Services. Online condolences may be left at

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