Monday, June 7th, 2010
Ruth M. Brehm Ritchie, 90, Celina, died at midnight June 4, 2010, at Mercer County Community Hospital in Coldwater.
She was born Dec. 13, 1919, in Celina to John and Eda Bollenbacher Brehm. On Oct. 16, 1948, she married Ralph Melvin "Bud" Ritchie, who died April 28, 2008.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna (George) Kinnison, Coldwater, and Jean Kovar, Van Wert; a sister-in-law, Virginia Brehm, Celina; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sons-in-law, Dan Fleck and James Kovar; and brothers- and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Rosalie Brehm, Alvin Brehm, Kathryn and Linus Klosterman and Minnie and Dwight Laffin.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Rockford. She also was a member of the Ladies Aid. She worked at The Winter House in Berne, Ind.
Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lehman-Hogenkamp-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Catherine Costello officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is noon-1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Disabled Veterans.
Condolences can be left at LHDfuneralhome.com.
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