Betty Lou Ritchey

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August 25, 1930 - November 18, 2018
Born in East St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Ritchey, Betty Lou (nee Bruce) of Saint Charles, Missouri, passed away on Sunday, November 18, 2018, at the age of 88.

Beloved wife of the late Richard Ritchey; cherished daughter of the late Vernon Bruce and Opal (the late Fred Buffo) Buffo; devoted mother of Ann (Paul) Bailey, Susan Ritchey, and Elizabeth (The Late James) Baniak.

Betty is preceded in death by her brother Donald Bruce.

Betty was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend to many. She had a love for animals, most importantly she loved spending time with her family. Betty was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Memorials to Five Acres Animal Shelter.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Rose Fellin November 20, 2018 at 9:00 pm - Reply

    For many years we had lots of laughs sitting in your house with our boy’s (animals). I always loved sitting in my favorite chair and eating candy you bought for me and Shotzie loved his treats.

    Give Hugs and Kisses to him for me.

    See you again with our Boy’s someday.


  2. Mark R Mayer November 20, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Aunt Betty was quite a lady. While she and my mother did not get along I can always remember her being very kind to me. I was lucky enough to see her a few times in the past 10 years. My middle name was after her husband Richard. The race is over young lady….time to rest….See you in a few years…….

  3. Vivian J Haman November 25, 2018 at 8:45 am - Reply

    Betty was a wonderful neighbor. We would sit in the summer evening and joke about us being the neighborhood watch.Betty was a dog lover and my dog Rufus truly loved her. He would go out and look down the street to her house looking for her.
    We spent some wonderful time together. No one will replace our Betty.

  4. CHRISTINE STUTZ November 26, 2018 at 9:47 am - Reply

    candle 2Grandma Betty, you will be missed. I am so glad that you were able to spend time with us in St Louis over the last few years and at Christmas at our house in AZ last year…I know you are rejoicing in heaven with those who have gone before you and smiling down upon us as we continue our lives here on earth.

    To all of your family and friends, our sympathy on the loss of this cheerful, yet sarcastic and sassy lady. May her presence be with you always.

    Love, the Stutz family

  5. Cathy Bailey November 26, 2018 at 11:55 am - Reply

    I enjoyed finally meeting you in person last year at the holidays. It was great to have all of you here in AZ. I know your family and friends will miss you tremendously in the days and months ahead. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers for all of you.

    With sympathy and love,

  6. Cyndi Juern November 26, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    candle 4It is with much sadness to learn of the passing of Betty. I had the pleasure of being Betty’s hairstylist for over 20 years. I will truly miss our conversations and laughs… Betty sure loved “ her girls” and was so grateful for Paul bringing her ( even though he hated the salon smells 😁) styling her hair was a small part of our friendship.

  7. Libby & Larry Keller November 27, 2018 at 11:02 am - Reply

    Betty was a dear friend and neighbor to us. We spent a lot of time together walking our dogs, visiting and just talking about anything and everything. She loved all the dogs in the neighborhood and always had a treat or two for them and they knew it. We know she’s up in heaven taking care of all our furbabies who are at the rainbow bridge. Love you and Rest In Peace! We will miss me dearly!

  8. Teresa Cerny November 28, 2018 at 3:13 pm - Reply

    candle 2My memories of Aunt Betty include Uncle Rich and my cousins. Over the years, our families did not keep in close contact with each other but I still remember the great times we had growing up.

  9. Jim and Beth Hanebrink November 28, 2018 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    My Dear Godmother, you will be forever in our prayers

  10. Jim and Beth Hanebrink November 28, 2018 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Dear Godmother, you’re forever in our prayers.

  11. Jim and Beth Hanebrink November 28, 2018 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    Dearest Godmother,
    You are forever in our prayers.

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