Elaine “Shorty” Richie, 101, of Dwight, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 18, 2018) at Heritage Health: Therapy and Senior Citizens’ Care in Dwight
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dwight. Burial will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery following the services.
She was born March 8, 1917, the daughter of Roy and Veronica (Horback) Ewing. Elaine married Russell L. Richie on April 18, 1939, in Loretto. He preceded her in death Aug. 25, 1999.
Surviving are a son, Jack (Marge) Richie, of Buckingham; daughters, Cindy (Randy) DeLong, of Dwight, and Sheila Sorensen, of Dwight; daughter-in-law, Peg Richie, of Dwight; grandchildren, Gina (Greg) Dockins, of LaSalle, Jeff (Stacy) Richie, of Dwight, Liz Hausman, of Coal City, Dana (David) Masching, of Cabery, Jay (Tammy) Richie, of Buckingham, Steve (Kathy) Wotton, of Colorado, Michelle (Rick) Farris, of Emington, Lori (Jason) Marques, of Dwight, Jeremy (Sarah) DeLong, of Dwight, Joshua (Deanna) DeLong, of Dwight, and Crystal Carlson, of Dwight; and 22 great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; son, Bob Richie; brothers, Elton, Chuck and Ewing; sisters, Genieve Kanne, Rosemary Wiggett and Juanita Gilbertson; grandson, Steven Richie; and son-in-law, Lonnie Sorensen.
Memorials may be made to Heritage Health in Dwight.
Please sign her online guestbook at hagermemorial.com.