|Birth: ||Dec. 8, 1915|
|Death: ||May 2, 2002|
San Diego County
Obit in newspaper Lima News, The (OH) - May 5, 2002
NORMA G. RUFF ALBERDING RITCHIE, 86, of Cridersville, formerly of Wapakoneta,died at 11:50 a.m. May 2, 2002, in Sharp Hospital, Chula Vista, Calif.
She was born Dec. 8, 1915, in Waynesfield, to Dr. Thomas Jefferson and Bessie Mae Bidwell Wells. In May 1941, she married Richard R. Ruff, who preceded her
in death. On April 15, 1949, she married Henry "Hank" Alberding, who diedApril 15, 1984. On Aug. 20, 1987, she married Phillip E. Ritchie, who died
Dec. 14, 2001.Mrs. Ritchie was a retired secretary with Lima City Loan and a member of IUE
Local 724. She was a member of the Waynesfield Baptist Church and was a Sunday
school teacher. She was a 1934 graduate of Waynesfield High School and a 1937
graduate of Northwestern School of Commerce. She was a member of the Senior
Citizens of Waynesfield. For 12 years, she was on Waynesfield Village Council.
She was owner of Norma's Day Care and Hank & Norma's Greenhouse in
Survivors include a son, Benjamin "Ben" (Yvonne) Ruff of Bonita, Calif.; two
daughters, Janet Sue Miehls and Mary Lou (Connie) Alberding Schoonover, both
of Lima; two stepsons, Robert (Betty) Alberding of Dunkirk, and Lynn (Judy)Ritchie of Virginia; a stepdaughter, Marian (Tom) Richardson of Cridersville;
a sister, Freda (Dean) Graham of Lima; and eight grandchildren, seven
stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and 11 stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two grandchildren, Karen Schoonover and Kelly
Schoonover; a son-in-law, David Miehls; three brothers, Russell, Carl and
Thomas Wells; and a sister, Ruth Ellicker.
Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home,
Cridersville. Burial will be in Willow Branch Cemetery near Waynesfield.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Waynesfield Baptist Church.
Lima News, The (OH)
Date: May 5, 2002
Record Number: 0FAE9B22AF36E530
Copyright (c) 2002 The Lima News
Thomas Jefferson Wells (1879 - 1958)
Bessie Mae Bidwell Wells (1883 - 1969)
Phillip Ervin Ritchie (1910 - 2001)
Henry Conrad Alberding (1916 - 1984)*
Russell Wells (1911 - 1997)*
Ruth Jonanna Wells Ellicker (1913 - 1999)*
Norma Grace Wells Ruff Albedring Ritchie (1915 - 2002)
Carl A. Wells (1918 - 1988)*
Herald B. Wells (1924 - 1925)*
Freda Margaret Wells Graham (1926 - 2006)*
Willow Branch Cemetery
Created by: Granny Moss 2
Record added: May 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37425709