Joan (McCoy) Ritchie

February 9, 1942 ~ May 18, 2021 (age 79)


Joan Ritchie, 79, of Archbold, Ohio, formerly of Defiance, passed away on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at CHP Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. 
She was born on February 9, 1942 to the late John and "Birdie" (Daniels) McCoy in Wheelwright, Kentucky.  On February 20, 1960 she married Michael Ritchie at St. John's Catholic Church. in Defiance. 

Joan worked at All Star Products in Defiance before her three daughters were born, then she was a stay at home Mom. She enjoyed coffee with the neighborhood moms, and being a housewife and mother. Joan and Michael enjoyed going to the casino, and playing bingo.
Joan is survived by her husband of 61 years, Michael Ritchie, three daughters;  Sandra (Mark) Keller of Bryan, OH, Cynthia (Scott) Szczecinski of Genoa, OH, and Diana (Robin Thiel) Ritchie of Archbold, OH. She also leaves behind her grandchildren; Joe (Kate) Keller of Springboro, OH, Jonathan (Rachael) Keller of Indianapolis, IN, and Amanda Szczecinski of Genoa, OH.     
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five siblings; John McCoy Jr., Jay McCoy, Gene Paul McCoy, Mary Margaret Fackler, and Christine Hornyak.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance, Ohio. Due to pandemic restrictions, masks and social distancing are required at the funeral home. There will be no services. 
Memorials are suggested to CHP Defiance Area Hospice, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at

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May 21, 2021

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

No services to be held


CHP Defiance Area Hospice Inpatient Center
6825 St Rt 66, Defiance, OH 43512,
Tel: 419-782-4131

Charity of Donor's Choice

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