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Judy Belle (nee: Barnthouse) RITCHIE

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RITCHIE, Judy Belle (nee: Barnthouse) 67 of Liberty Township, died Thursday January 17, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH. Born January 14, 1946 to John M. and Genevieve (nee: Morrison) Barnthouse in Lebanon, OH. Judy loved anything to do with cooking, if it was for a holiday or someone's birthday she was happy to cook for them. She loved and adored her grandchildren. She made sure she baked something special for each of them on their birthdays. Her lap never ran out of room and she would hold them all. She was a "candy dish always full, we won't tell your parents" kinda grandma. What happened at Nana's, stayed at Nana's. She was a member of the Eastern Star and The Order of Amaranth for more then 20 years. Judy is preceded in death by her parents, John and Genevieve Barnthouse, and three brothers, Hershel, Jack and Glen Barnthouse. She is survived by her husband of almost 48 years, George E. Ritchie of Liberty Township, two sons, Ron (Janet) Ritchie of Mason, and James (Mary) Ritchie of Monroe, two daughters, Lisa (Steve) Wrenn of Monroe, and Sherry (Matt) Dishun of Liberty Township, one brother, Howard Barnthouse of Springfield, one sister, Marianna (Jerry) Malburg of Winter Springs, FL, ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Friday January 25th from 5:00-7:00PM at Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, in Lebanon with a memorial service immediately following. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Judy Ritchie's name to the Eastern Star. Arrangements were made by Oswald-Hoskins Funeral Home, Lebanon. Online condolences can be sent to the family by visiting www.hoskinsfh.com.

Published in Journal-News on Jan. 23, 2013
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