RITCHIE, Judy, 74, of Shadyside, OH, died March 19, 2014, at Liza’s Place Wheeling, WV.

Judy was born December 4, 1939 in Sistersville, WV, a daughter of the late Stafford and Goldie Rice Merckle.

She worked at the Shadyside Care Center, The Country Club Retirement Center and was a Christian by faith.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Sam Merckle.

Surviving is her husband, Boots Ritchie; her children, Okey Ritchie and Marie Garrett both of Bellaire, OH, Loretta “Rett” Leasure of Columbus, OH, Jeffrey (Christine) Ritchie of Ga. and Greg (Sarah) Ritchie of Pa.; four brothers, Charles (Shirley) Merckle of Trail Run, OH, Jack (Nancy) Merckle of Cannonsburg, PA, Dale Merckle of Fly, OH, Stafford (Rhonda) Merckle of New Matamoras, OH; a sister, Margaret (Jack) Highley, of Sardis, OH; eight grandchildren; and a great- grandson.

Family and friends will be received Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 3900 Central Avenue, Shadyside, OH where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Joel Traylor officiating.

Burial follows in St. Paul’s Trail Run Cemetery, Fly, OH.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyer.com.