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Obituary: Opal Ritchie, North Vernon


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Opal Irene Lucas Ritchie, 86, of North Vernon, died at 11:05 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at St. Vincent Jennings Hospital.

She is survived by her son, Roger Wayne (Sherry) Lucas of North Vernon; a daughter, Sheila Dianne (David) Yux of North Vernon; one step-son and five step-daughters; one sister, Mary (Bob) Pettit of North Vernon; 12 grandchildren; 14 step-grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, William Ray Lucas and Curtis Ritchie; two sons, William F. Lucas and Robert Leo Lucas; and a daughter, Sharon Fox.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dove-Sharp & Rudicel Funeral Home and Cremation Services in North Vernon with the Rev. Earon Davis, Jr. officiating. Calling will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Vernon Cemetery.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to Our Hospice of Jennings County.

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