Louise Ritchey

May 5, 1933 - Jan. 17, 2020

Louise Ritchey, 86, Claysburg, passed away Friday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care.

She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Harry E. and Anna Belle (Dively) Black. On Nov. 8, 1951, she married Roy R. Ritchey in Franklin, Ind. He passed away on April 17, 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Debbie Ellis and husband, Richard, of Claysburg; a son, Roger Ritchey and wife, Grace, of Altoona; five grandchildren: Jennifer Fleck, Stephanie Cowfer (Mark), Roger Ritchey II, Jeremy Ellis and Stacy Ellis, five great-grandchildren: Gracie, Madison, Mason, Katie and Jamie; five brothers: Johnny, Gary, Donald, Harry Jr. and Robert; and three sisters: Rheda Rightnour, Anna Jean Weyandt and Joyce Musselman.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Thomas, Barry and David.

Louise retired as a seamstress from Tri-Tex in 1991 after more than 26 years of service. She was formerly employed at Cove Shoe and Loungeray.

She enjoyed bird watching, puzzles and puzzle books, shopping, reading her Bible and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan, 21, 2020, at Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, at the funeral home, Pastor Erik Lingenfelter officiating. Interment will be at Claysburg Union Cemetery.