Edith M. (McCreery) Ritchie, 98, a resident of rural Gaston, died Friday, July 29, 2011, at Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
She was born in Gaston Dec. 4, 1912, to Lloyd and Winona (Manring) McCreery.
Surviving are her son Donald P. Ritchie of Gaston; four granddaughters, two grandsons, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, three nephews, and two nieces.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers Ralph McCreery, Paul McCreery, and C. Wayne McCreery.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Gaston United Methodist Church with Pastor John Long, officiating.
Interment will be in Gardens of Memory, north of Muncie.
Visitation is today from 4 to 8 p.m., or one hour prior to the service Tuesday.
Memorials may be directed to Gaston United Methodist Church.
To leave an online condolence for the family, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net .