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Kirkwood, MO 63122-1308
Phone: 314-965-7680

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Obituary for Mary Ritchey

Ritchey, Mary Kathryn (Katie), passed away peacefully at her home in Ballwin, Mo, surrounded by loving family and friends on July 8, 2018. She was 91.
Katie was born and raised in Sewickley, PA, and was one of four children of Floyd and Grace Lyon. After attending Pennsylvania College for Women, she married the love of her life, Joseph (Joe) Ritchey. The couple settled in Kirkwood, MO, in 1965, raising three sons. Katie was active in many social and civic organizations, including being a founding member of Kirkwood Pioneer Booster Club and Glendale Presbyterian Church.
Joining the faculty of Rossman School in 1974, Katie became the beloved kindergarten teacher who taught literally hundreds of St. Louis children. Years after her retirement from Rossman in 1989, former teachers, students, and their children would still seek advice from Katie. Katie retired to Meramec Bluffs Senior Living Facility in 2004, where she enjoyed an active life with many great friends. Still playing bridge and rooting for the Cardinals days before her passing, she was a devoted member of St. Mark’s Church in Ballwin, MO.
Katie will be remembered for her loving spirit, sense of humor, loyalty to her friends and family, beloved teacher at Rossman School, commitment to her faith and love of her country.
Katie was predeceased by her husband, Joe, and survived by sons: Ray (Anne), Joe (Lilian) and David (Sandy); grandchildren: Bethany, David, Blake, Matthew, Jonathan and Sarah Jane; and great-grandchildren: Walker, Bowman, Wright, Louisa, and James.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at the Chapel at Meramec Bluffs, Ballwin, MO., at 2:30 PM, with a reception to follow at the adjoining Fellowship Hall. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Katie Ritchey’s name to The Shriners Hospital for Children:
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