OBITUARY

Evelyn Louise Ritchie

23 May, 192330 August, 2021
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Evelyn Louise Ritchie, age 98, peacefully passed away at home on August 30, 2021. Being able to spend her final days at home, surrounded by family, was important to her.

Born to the late Willis Oscar Britt and Mollie Kinslow Britt, Evelyn is preceded in passing by her beloved husband, Edward Ritchie; her son, Larry Ritchie; and her sister, Jane McGuire. She is survived by two grandchildren, Shawn Ritchie with wife Ashley Ritchie, and Robert Ritchie; great-grandchildren Sierra Ritchie, Nolan Ritchie, and Kassidy Ritchie; and cousin Bill D. Carver.

Evelyn’s nearly centennial life started on her family farm in Austin, Kentucky, where she was raised in the hardships of the Great Depression. At age 18, she moved to Louisville, an adventure that became shaped by World War II. She packed ammo at a munitions factory during the war effort.

Post-war, Evelyn met and settled down with her husband. They raised one son. Widowed too soon, she went back to work to raise Larry, later retiring from American Tobacco and Phillip Morris. In retirement, she dedicated her time to her grandchildren, and later, her great-grandchildren.

A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven, 4400 Bardstown Road, with a memorial service beginning at 6:00 pm in Evelyn's honor. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made out to the funeral home to donate towards the funeral expenses, or to Hosparus Health of Louisville.

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  • Memorial Visitation

    Tuesday, 14 September , 2021

  • Memorial Service

    Tuesday, 14 September , 2021

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