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Nancy J. Ritchey

September 1, 1947 - December 1, 2020

Nancy Jane Ritchey, 73 of St. Clairsville, Ohio died Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in the Wheeling Hospital. She was born September 1, 1947 in Wheeling, West Virginia a daughter of the late Newell Wayne and Erma Louise Laughlin Ritchey. Nancy was a retired bus driver and supervisor at the Belmont County  MRDD. Nancy deeply loved her family and her pets. She was compassionate, loving and generous, always laughing and had a wonderful sense of humor. She loved gardening and sitting in the sun. Nancy was also an avid Buckeye fan. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by  two great grandsons, Killian, Felix Joseph and a great granddaughter, Kaliope Jane. Surviving are her children, Darrin Wayne (Gina) Fitzgerald of St. Clairsville, Ohio and Dana ( Nick) Ray of Galena, Ohio, two sisters, Sue Ann Singer of Las Vegas, Nevada and Mary Lou Phillips in Billings, Montana. Also seven grandchildren, Stivi Michelle Krahel, Nathan Anthony Fitzgerald, Sierra Nicole Fitzgerald, Cade William Latham, Jacob Paul Ray, Giana Louise Ray and Braxton Matyas, nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Private visitation and services will be held at the convenience of the family with her son-in-law, Nick Ray officiating. Interment in the Crabapple Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Autism Speaks – click here or the Belmont County MRDD – click here or by going to Share your thoughts and memories with Nancy’s family at Arrangements by the Care Funeral & Cremation Specialists, St. Clairsville Chapel 204 West Main Street St. Clairsville, Ohio.  For those who are unable to attend in person and wish to view the services remotely, please visit the following TribuCast page by clicking here.

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