Patricia A. Ritchison
ALEXANDRIA [mdash] Patricia A. "Patty" Watkins-Inglis-Ritchison, 90, of Alexandria, died peacefully on October 4, 2019, at her residence after an extended illness.
Patty was born in Anderson, on December 29, 1928, and was the daughter of Merle and Clara (Benton) Watkins. She had been a past member of the Eastern Star in Alexandria.
She had been employed as a florist for 16 years. She later was employed and retired from Alexandria-Monroe High School as a cook in the school's cafeteria.
Patty was a loving and caring mother and grandmother who always enjoyed spending time with her family.
Left to carry on her legacy of love are her son, Randy (Terri Allen) Inglis; her grandchildren, Amanda (Jason) Shepherd and Ryan Inglis; and great-grandchildren, Hayden, Ryder and Brooklyn Shepherd.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Russell Lewis Inglis (1980), her second husband, Jack O. Ritchison (2002), her daughter, Rebekah Inglis (1992) and special friend, Bruce Johnson (2015).
A service of remembrance will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Whetsel Funeral Service, Alexandria, with Rev. Jim Tallman officiating. Interment will follow in Vinson Memorial Park Cemetery, Summitville.
Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, Oct 8, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Community Hospital Foundation, 1515 N. Madison Ave., Anderson, IN 46016; or in care of the funeral home.
Whetsel Funeral Service is honored to care for Patty and the Inglis family.
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Published on October 6, 2019


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Thomas Rowland
Oct 09, 2019
Sacred Duty Spray was purchased for the family of Patricia A. Ritchison by Thomas Rowland.  Send flowers
Joanie Hexamer
Oct 06, 2019
Randy so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, many fond memories growing up on S Harrison St.