February 5, 1941 - March 6, 2021
Carole A. Ritchey, age 80, of St. Anne passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at her home. She was born February 5, 1941 in Evergreen Park, the daughter of Edward Walker & Eula Frances Fayard O’Malley. Carole married James Ritchey on June 6, 1959 in Chicago. He preceded her in death on October 31, 2020. Carole had been a homemaker. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Kankakee. Carole was in the Blue Army Prayer Group and the 3rd Order of Franciscan. She enjoyed horseback riding, gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and making people laugh. Carole is survived by 5 daughters; Theresa (Joseph) Jurasits of Morris, Karen Ritchey of Tampa, FL, Patricia Ritchey of Tinley Park, Marianne (Brian) Gaynor of Tinley Park and Christine (David) O’Donnell of Oak Forest. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren; Joseph (Lauren) Jurasits, Jacqueline (William) Sage, Jason (Stefanie) Jurasits, Julie Jurasits, Jacob Jurasits, Jamie (Felix) Bautista, Jenna Ritchey, Brianna, Gaynor, Mary Gaynor, Brian Gaynor, Brendan O’Donnell, David O’Donnell, Patrick O’Donnell and Kevin O’Donnell; 11 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Michael & Ruthann O’Malley of Brookfield, Patricia Viet of Travis City, MI, Mary Clay Pool of Chicago, and John F. O’Malley of Brookfield; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Carole is preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Edward O’Malley; and one brother-in-law, Nicholas Viet. Visitation will be held 4-8:00 p.m. Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Clancy-Gernon Funeral Home, Manteno. Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 12, 2021 at St. Damian Catholic Church in Oak Forest. Per CDC guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. Burial will follow at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Alsip, IL. Memorials may be made to family wishes.
Carole A. Ritchey, age 80, of St. Anne passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021 at her home. She was born February 5, 1941 in Evergreen Park, the daughter of Edward Walker & Eula Frances Fayard O’Malley. Carole married James Ritchey on June... View Obituary & Service Information
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