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Gloria J. Ritchie

Gloria passed away Sunday, September 22, 2019 at Alamo Nursing Home.

She was born June 24, 1925 in Comstock, the daughter of Roy and Irene (Pease) Knight. Gloria had worked at Kalamazoo Stationary and Angle Steel. In her free time she enjoyed shopping, bowling, fishing and watching sports, especially football. In 1957 she married Clyde Ritchie who passed away in 2009.

Surviving are her children, Steve (Linda) Grybus of Gobles, Cindy Boulter of Plainwell and Rick (Colleen) Ritchie of Otsego; grandchildren, Tina Grybus, Tracy Grybus and Eric Boulter; great-grandchildren, Conor Buchkowski and Mina Buchkowski; sisters-in-law, Joyce Patterson, Vivian Ritchie and Reva Knight;  brother-in –law, Walt Ritchie and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clyde, many siblings and son-in-law, Dean Boulter.

According to her wishes cremation has taken place.

Friends may visit with Gloria’s family from 5-8 P.M., Thursday, September 26, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Burial of ashes will take place at 10:00 A.M., Friday, September 27, 2019 at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta for those who would like to attend.

Contributions in memory of Gloria may be made to the West Michigan Cancer Center or charity of your choice.

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Sherry and Ken

September 22, 2019 at 9:55 pm

We are so sorry for the loss of your Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother. It is the end of “the greatest Generation” of the Knight family. Our love and prayers are with you


Terry & Lori Steele

September 23, 2019 at 9:36 am

Cindy and family so sorry for your loss.


Michael Chase

September 23, 2019 at 6:06 pm

Cindy & Ritchie,

I’m sorry for the loss of your mother. Thoughts & Prayers are with you & your family. Mike Chase


Carolyn Jordan

September 23, 2019 at 7:08 pm

Cindy- sending prayers of comfort to you & your family. Such a sad time in our lives when we lose those we love.


Bruce Lamborn

September 23, 2019 at 8:46 pm

I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom and grandmother. Glo was our biggest fan and never missed one of our softball games. She also wasn’t afraid to get on the umpire, when he made a bad call. She was a great lady, who will be missed by everyone.


Kelly Gray

September 24, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Thoughts and prayers to you all!


Patti Hewitt

September 24, 2019 at 8:53 pm

Sorry to learn of your loss of Gloria. Mom’s are special and their absence in our lives hurts, no matter what ages we are. Treasure your memories, photos & personal memorabilia. My thoughts are with you as well as prayers.


Pete & Kim Loftus

September 26, 2019 at 3:13 am

We’re so sorry to hear of Glo’s passing.


Brenda Phelps

September 26, 2019 at 12:06 pm

Aunt Gloria was a little lady with a big personality! The best cook and deal shopper around! I have very fond memories of many Thanksgiving feasts prepared by her loving hands! I know she is having a joyous reunion in Heaven.


Beth McGuire

September 26, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Steve, Cindy and Rick you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Much Love to you all!!


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