Elsie Louise Ritchey, 89, of Dayton, passed away at her home on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. She was a lifelong resident of Rhea County and a member of Mountain View United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Katie Hill Clayton; brothers, Tommy, Broyles and Raymond Clayton; and sisters, Marilyn, Agnes Rose, and Nellie Sue Clayton.

She is survived by her husband, Harold R. Ritchey; children, Brenda (Larry) D’Agata, Charlotte (Jimmy) Edmondson and Judy (Jeff) Hickman; sisters, Suvilla Ann Clark and Carolyn Sheble; brother, Bobby (Vivian) Clayton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home with Rev. Bill Ewing officiating. Burial will be at Spence Cemetery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, from noon to 3 p.m.

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Arrangements are by Coulter-Garrison Funeral Home, of Dayton.