Lillie D. Ritchie

Mar 25 1922
Apr 25 2020
98 Years

Lillie D. Ritchie, 98, of Philadelphia, PA, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at the Oakwood Healthcare Center. She was the widow of Paul A. Ritchie who died in 1969. Born in Coatesville, PA she was the daughter of the late Clyde Criswell and Fern Howett Criswell.

Lillie lived most of her life in the Coatesville area. She attended the Wagontown Union Chapel for many years. 

She is survived by one son Barry Ritchie and wife Merryl of Bensalem, PA, and two grandchildren, Brendan and Anne.

Due to the current restriction on public gatherings, services, and burial will be private at the convenience of the family. 

Service Date: 
Apr 30 2020 - 1:00pm
Service Location: 
At the convenience of the family


Barry,  I was saddened to learn of your mother's passing.  I was always fond of your Mom.   I am one of Charles and Lillian Criswell's granddaughter's., and daughter of John and Meriam McCord (Deceased).  We met at a Criswell family reunion many years ago when it was held at Paradise Park.  Please accept my sincere sympathy.  Carol Hougnon


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Barry, my sincere sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your Mother.  My thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.  I have many great memories of Lily.  I remember she would play the guitar and sing at the Criswell family reunions when they were held out at Faggs Manor Church.   I also remember babysitting you one New Year's Eve.  I was so excited because your grandfather, Unlce Clyde, had just acquired a new round television.  May God's peace be with you.  Martha Criswell Shank, daughter of Charles and Lilian Criswell.



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Our deepest sympathy with the passing of your Mom, I was so sad to hear of her passing. I have such fond memories of your Mom visiting my Mom for coffee the two of them having their friendly chats and Lillie Belle (as Mom always called her) breaking out her Sarah Coventry Jewelry to show us the newest jewels for sale (my favorite part of the visit). Your Mom and Fern always making us feel so welcome when we would pay them a visit.
She is now with your Dad, your grandparents, and the rest of your deceased family and friends. She will make heaven a little brighter with her bubbly personality! God rest your soul Lillie Belle, give my Mom a hug from me! I love you sweet lady.

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Barry,   So sorry to hear of your mothers passing.    My family so loved your mom and dad.   Linda and I send the utmost condolences to you and your family.      Doug and Linda Callery



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Barry. I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Lil & your Dad. She made a wonderful meatloaf with olives & your Dad's grilled chicken with loads of pepper. Pray you are comforted with the love of friends & family

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