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Elizabeth Ann Ritchey

November 19, 1941 ~ November 26, 2021 (age 80)

Obituary

Elizabeth Ann Ritchey, age 80, Doylestown, OH.  Mom finally won her long, courageous battle with cancer. She passed away peacefully at home and is now celebrating eternal victory. Witnessing her positive attitude and fearless faith to the very end was truly an inspiration to behold. Psalms 23:4.

She was a lifelong devout catholic and member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church. Betty was born on November, 19, 1941 to the late Sylvester and Harriet Rambacher. After graduating from St. Vincent - St. Mary High School, she attended college at Kent State University earning a B.A. degree in Education. She went on to teach at Copley Schools until she met the love of her life and devoted husband of 51 years, Larry. She left her career to start a family and raise five children. Once her children were older, her love of teaching was rekindled as a substitute teacher at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School. A voracious reader, she finally retired from the Wayne County Public Library. Spending time with and watching her grandchildren grow the last twenty years brought her love and happiness beyond words.

She is survived by her loving husband and primary care giver to the very end, Larry Ritchey; her children, Dave (Melanie) Ritchey, Dan (Jennifer) Ritchey, Mary (David) Cassidy, Susan Ritchey, Andy (Amanda) Ritchey; Eleven grandchildren; Nathan, Evelyn, Jonah, Joshua, Noah, Samuel, Kate, Emily, Drew, Mia, and Mason; Siblings; John Rambacher, Jim (Judy) Rambacher; Joan (Bill) Adams.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 161 W. Clinton St., Doylestown, OH, 44230 with Fr. Peter Morris, Celebrant.  Burial to take place at Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery.  Calling hours are Wednesday 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, OH 44230.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic School.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at www.zakmonbarrenfh.com

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211)

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
December 1, 2021

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home
132 N. Portage St.
Doylestown, OH 44230

Visitation
Wednesday
December 1, 2021

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home
132 N. Portage St.
Doylestown, OH 44230

Mass of Christian Burial
Thursday
December 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
161 W. Clinton St.
Doylestown, OH 44230

Mass
Thursday
December 2, 2021

11:00 AM
Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
161 W. Clinton St.
Doylestown, OH 44230

Donations

Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic School
161 W. Clinton Rd., Doylestown OH 44230

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