UNION STAR, MO…… Felicia Lorraine (Bittiker) Richey, 56, Union Star, died Wednesday, January 18, 2017 in her home with her family by her side after battling cancer seven times from the age of 19. She was born October 20, 1960 to Larry Sr. and Orvilla Bittiker in St. Joseph, MO. She married Tom Richey on April 18, 1980.
Felicia had an intoxicating smile, laugh, and beautiful blue eyes. She loved kids, especially her granddaughters. She enjoyed cooking, playing pitch with friends, and was an avid Sudoku player. She was full of life, selflessness, and orneriness. She was known for making things special, coordinating head to toe, and taking care of others. Felicia mastered the knack of decorating, planning, and finding the best in others. She was also well known for sending just the right card for every occasion. She worked in the home as a bookkeeper and was a member of the Oak Christian Church. She and Tom had an enviable love.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors: husband, Tom; daughter, Racheal Benezette (Joe) stationed in Jacksonville, NC; granddaughters Bella and Sophia Benezette; Siblings: Larry Bittiker, Jr., Union Star; Roxanne Russell (Rob), North Augusta, S.C.; Cindy Wilkerson (Mark), Maysville, Mo.; Sharon Bone (Russell),Columbia, S.C.; Crickett Hill St. Joseph; John Bittiker, St. Joseph, and Mother-in-Law Eleanor Richey; and numerous nieces, nephews, & friends.
Services under the direction of Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Oak Christian Church with Funeral Services at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment: Oak Christian Church Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions: Oak Christian Church are appreciated; 8875 W. HWY 6; Amity, MO 64422. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com
We thank you all for the continued thoughts, prayers, love, and support through this difficult time.