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Sarah Jane (Baird) Ritchie

December 24, 1957 ~ April 23, 2021 (age 63)


Sarah “Jane” Ritchie, age 63, of Hamilton, IN passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.  Mrs. Ritchie was born on December 24, 1957 in LaGrange, IN to Donald and Velma (Hileman) Baird.  She graduated from Lakeland High School in LaGrange.  On July 4, 1975, she married Donald L. Ritchie in LaGrange.  Jane was employed by Fall Creek as an industrial cleaner for 2 years in Elkhart, IN.  Jane was a loving wife, mother, and homemaker.  She was artistic and was incredibly talented at quilting and sewing.  Jane’s life was dedicated to her grandchildren and her proud love for them.  She enjoyed spending quality time with her family, children, and grandchildren.  Jane was a beautiful person who liked to keep her house tidy and neat.  

Survivors include:
Spouse, Donald L. Ritchie.
Son, Brad and Michelle Ritchie.
Daughter, Tracy Ritchie-Sherman and Scott Randle.
Son, Brian Ritchie.
Grandchildren, Zachary Ritchie, Dawson Sherman, Alyssa Ritchie, and Grayson Ritchie.
Brother, Bob and Tammy Baird.
Sister, Teresa and Jeff Sampson.

Jane was preceded in death by her parents, granddaughter, Candice Rouch, and siblings; Michael Baird and Brenda Scott.

A graveside service will take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date and times will be announced soon.

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