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Ruth Ritchie

September 3, 1933 — September 23, 2020

Ruth Cruse Ritchie, age 87 of Mayfield died Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Baptist Health in Paducah.  She was born the daughter of the late Floyd Cruse and the late Ethel Stom Cruse.  She had worked as a cook at Baptist Hospital in Paducah, enjoyed watching game shows on TV, and was a member of Southland Baptist Temple. 

Funeral services will be at 12:00 pm Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home with Bro. Darrin Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.  Visitation will be Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 10:00 am until the funeral hour.  Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her daughters: Peggy Free (Darrel) of Paducah, Mildred "Milly" Hargis (Don) of Mayfield, Betty Lamb (Terry)) of Paducah, and Cathy Thompson (David) of Kirksey; her brothers: Steve Cruse (Bea) of Paducah, Harold Cruse (Fanny) of Henderson, and Don Gunter (Anne) of Florida; her eleven grandchildren, her twenty five great grandchildren; and several great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband: William Leslie Ritchie, Jr.; her son: Tony Ritchie, her daughter: Alice Russell; her brothers: Lennis Cruse, and Jerry Lynn Cruse; her sisters: Ima Zane Thomasson, Anna Fay Thomasson, Jerleen Cruse.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Saturday, September 26, 2020

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home

Paducah, KY

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Funeral Service

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home

Paducah, KY

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Interment following funeral service

Woodlawn Memorial Gardens

Paducah, KY

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