2013-06-27 / Obituaries

Orpha F. Ritchey Everett, 67

Orpha F. Ritchey, 67, Everett, died Thursday, June 20, 2013, with her family at her side.

She was born Monday, August 6, 1945, in Fulton County, a daughter of the late Donald Crouse and Alta (Mellott) Crouse.

On March 30, 1968, in Hancock, Md., she married Arnold B. Ritchey, who survives along with their children: James Ritchey of New Jersey; Bryan Ritchey of Breezewood; Angela Taylor and husband Lamont Taylor Jr. of Everett; six grandchildren: Dillon Ritchey, Tonya Ritchey, Tessa Ritchey, Treyanne Ritchey, Cody Ritchey and Shiann Taylor; a sister, Alma Plessinger of Needmore; two brothers: Troy Crouse of McConnellsburg and Morris Crouse and wife Charlotte of Hustontown; and several loving nieces, nephew and their families.

She was preceded in passing away by four sisters: Martha Pittman, Audrey Peck, Frieda Mannetti and Natalie Guessford, and a brother, Calvin Crouse.

Early in her lifetime, she was a seamstress at the sewing factory in McConnellsburg, and then worked as a waitress at the Breezewood Diner and the Family House restaurant. At home she enjoyed working on crafts and caring for her home and family and will be greatly missed.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at Rays Cove Christian Church. Rev. Delmas Bard officiated.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Orpha to the Rays Cove Christian Church.

Arrangements by Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Main Street, Everett.

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