RITCHIE, Mary A., 84, of County Road 16, Rayland, Ohio, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, died Sunday, November 25 at her home.
She was born December 31, 1928, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the daughter of the late Domenick and Mary DeSantis Guisti.
She was a member of the Tiltonsville Methodist Church, the Weslyan Guild of the church, and everyone enjoyed her great cooking and baking.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepdad, Joe Capenti; two brothers, an infant brother and Roger Guisti; and two sisters Josephine Dordi and Lena Ciafardoni.
Surviving are her loving husband of 64 years, Charles H. Ritchie; son, Mark (Michel) Ritchie of Rayland; daughter, Shirley "Jody" (Richard) Spar of Tuscon, Ariz,; three grandchildren, Carrie, Jason, and Jennifer; and a granddaughter, Madison.
Friends will be received to pay tribute to Mary and celebrate her life Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Borkoski Funeral Home, Tiltonsville. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Dan Holt officiating.
Burial will be in Holly Memorial Gardens, Pleasant Grove, Ohio.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity Hospice or the Tiltonsville Methodist Church.
The family would like to thank Charity Hospice, Medi Home Health and Hospice, Tammy, Cindy, Phyllis and Maggie; and a very special thank you to her daughter-in-law, Michel Ritchie.