Elaine “Shorty” Richie, 101, of Dwight, passed away at 3:55 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care in Dwight.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. today at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Dwight. Elaine will be laid to rest at Mt. Olivet Cemetery following the services.
Friends may call starting at 9 a.m. today at the church.
Hager Memorial Home in Dwight has charge of arrangements.
Born March 8, 1917, Elaine was the daughter of Roy and Veronica (Horback) Ewing. She married Russell L. Richie on April 18, 1939, in Loretto. He passed away Aug. 25, 1999.
She is survived by son, Jack (Marge) Richie of Buckingham; daughters, Cindy (Randy) DeLong of Dwight, Sheila Sorenson 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, Crystal Carlson of Dwight; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Her parents; a son, Bob Richie; brothers, Elton and Chuck Ewing; sisters, Genieve Kanne, Rosemary Wiggett, Juanita Gilbertson; grandson, Steven Richie; and son-in-law, Lonnie Sorensen, also preceded her in death.
Memorials in Elaine’s name may be made to Heritage Health in Dwight.
Online condolences may be left at www.hagermemorial.com.