American Veteran 09

William "Bill" Lewis Ritchey

March 8, 1933 ~ November 20, 2020 (age 87)

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William “Bill” Lewis Ritchey, 87 of Medora, died at 2:50 pm on Friday, November 20, 2020 at Jerseyville Manor.

He was born on March 3, 1933 in rural Jersey County to the late William and Tossie (Frost) Ritchey.

Bill married Edna Platto on December 6, 1958 in Greene County. She survives.

Bill served our country in The United States Air Force from 1953-1954.  He returned from the Air Force to farm with his Father, when he wasn’t farming Bill enjoyed spending much of his time at his second home in Estes Park, CO. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church in Godfrey. 

He is survived by his wife, Edna; two sons Mike (Judy) Ritchey of Medora and Brad (Kim) Ritchey of Bethalto; six grandchildren Jared (Chelsea) Ritchey, Austin Ritchey, Shelby Ritchey, Abraham (Mary) Ritchey, Brandon (Hannah) Admire and Joshua Admire; two great grandchildren David and Noah Admire.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Bradley Admire.

A private graveside service will be held at Medora Cemetery with Pastor Tom Olney officiating.

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