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Chester Leo Ritchie, 76, of North Vernon, died at 3 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2013, at Jennings Health Care Center in North Vernon.
He is survived by two sons, Timothy (Barb) Ritchie of Kentucky and David (Shonda) Ritchie of West Brook, Maine; three daughters, Josephine (Larry) Grider and Judy Swindall, both of North Vernon, and Shirley (Steven) Lee of Jasper; three brothers, Zebedee (Sue) Ritchie Jr. and Jimmy Ritchie, both of North Vernon, and Cecil (Christina) Ritchie of Orange Park, Fla.; two sisters, Geneva Young and Rosa (Carroll) New, both of North Vernon; 16 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Terry Ritchie, and his wife, Darlene Guthrie Ritchie.
Funeral service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home in North Vernon with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home for expenses.