Margaret S. (Wright) Ritchey

November 14, 1962 ~ February 17, 2021 (age 58)


Margaret S. Ritchey, 58, of Franklin, PA., died unexpectedly Feb. 17, 2021 at her home.

Born Nov. 14, 1962 in Oil City, PA., she was the daughter of the late James Wright & Betty Cunningham Wright Pride.

Margaret was a graduate of Oil City High School.

She had been employed as an assembler at Liberty Electronics and later as a caregiver for her husband and her father -in-law.

She was married in 2000 in Tionesta to Merle B. Ritchey Jr. and he survives.

Margaret loved to go camping, and enjoyed fishing.

She most enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by four children

Mae Byars & her husband Derek of Franklin

Nathan Ritchey of Franklin

Joseph Ritchey & his wife Jessica of Franklin

David Ritchey of Erie

8 grandchildren

Jayson, Jeremiah, Noah, Anthony, Tessa Rae, Journey, Lyric and Nova

6 brothers and sisters

Maryann Shirey & her husband Chuck of Oil City

Tammy Pfeuffer & her husband Wayne of Franklin

Jim Wright Jr. & his wife Mary of Avella, PA.

Ed Wright of Oil City

Kathy Rossey & her husband Louie of PA.

Debbie McFadden & her husband Jack of Centerville

as well as several nieces and nephews

and her best friend Helen Blauser of Seneca

Friends will be received from 3-6 P.M. Saturday in the Reinsel Funeral Home. Services will be held at 6:00 P.M. in the Funeral Home

Interment will be in Rynd Farm Cemetery.

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February 20, 2021

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

Funeral Service
February 20, 2021

6:00 PM
Reinsel Funeral Home & Crematory
116 Bissell Ave.
Oil City, PA 16301

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