Obituary and Service Information for Marcella Mae Ritchie

Ritchie, Marcella Mae


Visitation Location:

Date: Graveside Service Friday, September 18, 2020
Time: 10:45 am

Service Location:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

American Lung Cancer

Marcella “Marcy” Mae Ritchie, 79, of DeSoto, Missouri, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at her home in DeSoto, Missouri. She was born May 1, 1941 in Richwoods, Missouri, daughter of the late Robert Cordia and Elbie (Vest) Ella Cordia.

Marcella worked as a hospital dietary aide until her retirement. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, making clothes for her family, doing puzzles, reading, genealogy, tending to her flowers in her gardens, but most of all she enjoyed the time spent with her family, and was a member of the Christian Faith.

She is survived by her children, Michael (Pennie) Ritchie of Park Hills, Mark Ritchie of Desoto, Mary “Kathy” (Steve) Conastser of Pevely, and Sheila Harris of Theodosia, her sisters, Melba Gamble of Festus, Judy (Jack) Nickles of Park Hills, and Donna (Tim) Kloppenberg of Lake Saint Louis, her sister in law, Lanora Cordia of High Ridge, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one great grandchild on the way, her little dog Buddy, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Marcella was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Ross Ritchie, son, Gerald “Scott” Ritchie, her brother, Danny Cordia, and her son-in-law, Mike Harris.

Services will be held at 10:45 am, Friday, September 18, 2020, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with Tim Kloppenberg officiating. Interment will follow in the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St Louis, Missouri.

Contributions may be made to the American Lung Association.

Arrangements are under the direction of Mahn Funeral Home, DeSoto, Missouri.


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