Mabel L. Ritchie
BENKELMAN -- Mabel L. Ritchie, 99, of Stratton, died Wednesday (Nov. 14, 2001) at Sarah Ann Hester Memorial Home in Benkelman.
She was born Sept. 30, 1902, at Stratton to Joseph Aaron and Laura Alice (Rickard) Cowen. She attended school in Stratton and was a graduate of Stratton High School.
She married Willis H. Ritchie, and they made their home in Stratton.
She was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church of Stratton, a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; and three brothers, Oscar, Ray, and Joseph.
Survivors include nieces, Nancy Bonin of Titusville, Fla., and Pat Shibbles of London, N.H.; and special friends, Roy and Ila League of Stratton.
Services will be Monday, 10:30 a.m. (CST), at Community United Methodist Church in Stratton with the Rev. Norman Prather officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Stratton.
There will be no visitation.
Forch Funeral Chapel of Stratton is in charge of the arrangements.