2009-01-15 / Obituaries

Doris E. Ford

Orrtanna, 82

Doris E. "Tootie" Ford, 82, Orrtanna, died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at York Hospital.

Born March 5, 1926, in Mc- Connellsburg, she was the daughter of the late Russell A. and Katherine (Oakman) DeShong. She was the wife of the late Harold B. Ritchey, who died in 1953 and the late J. Clair Ford of Orrtanna, who died in 1997. She was a member of Mt. Calvery United Methodist Church in Biglerville, where she sang in the church choir.

She worked at Knouse Foods Co-op in Chambersburg for 40 years. She was also employed by Edison Light Co. in McConnellsburg for a number of years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and quilting.

Surviving are four sons: Dennis Ritchey and his wife, Nancy, McConnellsburg; James Ford, Orrtanna; Barry Ford and his wife, Linda, Phoenix, Ariz.; Andrew Ford and his wife, Tanya, Orrtanna; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters: Donna Garlock, Mc- Connellsburg; Delores Henry, Scotland, Pa.; Dora Horton, Scotland, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 9, at Great Conewago Presbyterian Church, Gettysburg. Rev. James Speelman officiated. Burial was made in Great Conewago Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Monahan Funeral Home, Gettysburg, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, PO Box 3535, Gettysburg, PA 17325.

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