Barbara J. Ritzie (1933 - 2017)

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Ms. Barbara J. Ritzie, 83, of Bedford, formerly of DuBois, died Saturday, March 25th, 2017, at Pennknoll Village.
Ms. Ritzie was born in DuBois on Sept. 21, 1933, the daughter of the late William P. and Dorothy (Curry) Kunselman.
She is survived by son, Charles W., husband of Jeannie (Merrell) Ritzie, Reynoldsville; daughter, Rhonda L., wife of James Littlefield, Friends Cove; sister, Karen, wife of Jerry Depp, Hazelton. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Mark Ritzie and Larissa, DuBois, Keith Ritzie and Athena, Springfield, Va., Chuckie Ritzie and Ashley, DuBois, Darrin Littlefield and Amanda, Friends Cove, Jenna Jones and Cory, Bedford, and Alec Jones, Friends Cove; 13 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was formerly married to the late Charles E. Ritzie. She was preceded in death by a sister, Connie Sroka and a son-in-law, Lance Jones.
Barbara had previously been a member of the First United Methodist Church in Reynoldsville and was honored to be the choir director for many years. She also taught piano and fostered a love of music in many young people. Barbara worked in retail as a clerk for several different stores, retiring from Bon-Ton in 2010. Barbara was a wonderful mother, grandmother, sister and friend and she is going to be dearly missed.
A graveside service will be held at Morningside Cemetery, DuBois on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Thomas Carr officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Barb to the COPD Foundation, 3300 Ponce De Leon Blvd, Miami, FL 33134.
Arrangements entrusted to Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.geiselfuneral.com.
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Published in The Courier Express from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2017