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Robert J. Ritchie
Robert J. RitchieNatureRobert J. Ritchie, 86 of Green Camp, died Monday February 22, 2021 at the Marion General Hospital.

He was born August 30, 1934 in Union County to the late Jerome Cassius and Irene (Groom) Ritchie. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Mark Adams and two sisters: MaryBelle Cooley and Patricia Johnson.

Bob was a 1952 graduate of the Northwestern High School. He had worked at the Green Camp Elevator for over 40 yrs. If you knew Bob, it was work, work and more work. He had also served his community as a Green Camp Trustee for 12 yrs.

He was a true family man who loved spending time with his large family. In his down time, Bob enjoyed doing sudoku puzzles and was known to never turn down something sweet to eat.

Surviving is his wife, Barbara Jo (DeWitt) Ritchie, they were married February 6, 1954 in Winchester, Indiana.
Also surviving are their children: Lynn (Connie) Ritchie of Mesquite, Nevada, Lee Ritchie of Green Camp, Gene (Kathi) Ritchie of Mt. Gilead, Salli (Gene) Swain of Marion and Kathy (Michael) Sawczyn of Galloway

Grandchildren: Brad (Danielle) Ritchie, Laurie Ritchie, Scott (Vicki) Ritchie, Jason (Lyndsey) Adams, Brian Scarberry and Alex, Art and Ben Sawczyn.

Great grandchildren: Cole and Cody Ritchie, Brittney Ritchie, Kyle Wright, Josh, Jacob and Joelle Adams, Brooke Adams, Corbin and Claudia Ritchie, Gracie and Kassidy Ritchie

Great great grandchildren: Bexleigh Adams, Cora Honaker and Joel Ritchie

Public graveside services will be held Friday February 26, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Green Camp Cemetery, Pastor Joseph Rhea will officiate. Private calling hours will be held.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Marion Area Humane Society at 2264 Richland Road
Marion, OH 43302

The Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.  

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#1 from: Debbie Fields Scoby
Suffolk VA
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:31 PM

Thoughts and prayers for the family.

#2 from: Nancy And Rick Hoffman
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:36 PM

We are so very sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.   I remember many fun times with Bob, Barb and family at Aunt Geneva’s and Uncle Bill’s.   Bob was always so friendly and nice!  Hugs to all of his family!  

#3 from: Mary Lee
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 3:49 PM

My condolence to Barb and the family in the loss of Bob. I worked with both Bob and Barb at Green Camp Elevator many years ago. They were both so very kind to me. Remembering the good times.

#4 from: Bill & LuAnn Ragle
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 4:46 PM

So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was a dear family friend. Praying for your family.
LuAnn (Long) Ragle

#5 from: Terry Campbell
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:04 PM

I’m so sorry to hear of Bob’s passing.  He was such a nice friendly man.  Thoughts and prayers for Barb and all the family.

#6 from: Maripat LeVally
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 5:11 PM

My deepest condolences to the Ritchie family.

#7 from: Jaime Clayton
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:03 PM

Such a great man. He will surely be missed.
My deepest condolences to the Ritchie family

#8 from: Amy Brown
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 8:56 PM

Prayers to the Ritchie family

#9 from: Paula (Custer) Whaley
Carrboro, NC
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 9:28 PM

My heartfelt condolences to Mrs Ritchie and the entire family.

#10 from: Cheryl Bond Kandel
Delaware, Ohio
Tue, Feb 23, 2021 at 9:33 PM

So sad to hear this. Worked with him at Green Camp Elevator. He was a good man. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

#11 from: Betty Fields
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 7:17 AM

So sorry for everyone's loss God Bless....

#12 from: Jan Dunn
Marysville and Leesburg, Fl
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 12:35 PM

Barb and all your family..  cherish your memories,  it seems like yesterday we were playing Euchre and talking babies.  Thinking of all  of  you at this time.  Hugs, Jan Dunn

#13 from: Steve and Shary Warner
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 4:15 PM

Condolences to Lynn and the Ritchie family.  

#14 from: Brian E. Napper
Wed, Feb 24, 2021 at 11:28 PM

A nice man raised good kids. May GOD be with you.

#15 from: Judy Hempy White
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 9:03 AM

Prayers to the Ritchie Family!

#16 from: Annie Ralph
Delaware Ohio
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 11:11 AM

I am so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. He was my neighbor for many many years. I always looked forward to him riding his bicycle past my house several times a day. If he wasn't riding his bike, he was sitting on the front porch with Barb. Rest In Peace, Bob. You will be sorely missed.💙🙏✝️

#17 from: Nancy Gero
Thu, Feb 25, 2021 at 6:32 PM

I have so many  memories of him growing up.  He was such a wonderful man and great friend to dad.  He will be dearly missed.  Sending all our love and condolences.

#18 from: johna nibert
Fri, Feb 26, 2021 at 1:51 PM

Prayers and sympathy to the Ritchie family
                Johna Nibert

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