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Felicia Lorraine (Bittiker) Richey: Died 01/18/2017

Felicia Richey

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:
We thank you all for the continued thoughts, prayers, love, and support through this difficult time.

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9 Responses to “Felicia Lorraine (Bittiker) Richey: Died 01/18/2017”

  1. Jim Hansen January 20, 2017 at 1:28 pm #

    My condolences to you and your family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Say Hi to Eleanor for me, I still have the graduation gift she gave me.

    Jim Hansen

  2. rick richey January 20, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    Condolences from the Richey’s in South Carolina. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

    God Bless,
    Rick, Tammie, Keith and Eric

  3. rick richey January 20, 2017 at 4:22 pm #

    Condolences to your family from the Richey’s in South Carolina. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rick, Tammie, Keith and Eric

  4. Kathy Muckey January 20, 2017 at 10:01 pm #

    Sorry for your loss…Heaven gained another beautiful Angel…RIP Felicia

  5. Amber Otto January 21, 2017 at 1:53 am #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Tom and family. Felicia was a wonderful woman, very loving and kind hearted. She was a wonderful mother, wife and friend. She saw my mother through many hard times and always had a cup of coffee and a listening ear. God bless her soul! She will be deeply missed by many. I hope in this time of grief and sorrow, you can reflect on the good times and remember the love she shared. Thank you for letting her touch my life! God bless the Ritchey family!

  6. Linda & Matt Gilmour January 21, 2017 at 6:37 pm #

    We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  7. Kim Treat January 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm #

    So very sorry for your loss. Felicia was such a beautiful lady inside and out. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Kim Johnson-Treat & Janet Johnson

  8. Roxanne February 5, 2017 at 2:40 am #

    Words cannot describe the loss our family is feeling. We have peace knowing her suffering and pain has been lifted. And So very thankful for the outpouring of love from so many who lloved her too. My heart is still so heavy and I still can’t imagine my life without her in it.
    Only God can ease the pain

  9. Anita & Scott Winn November 3, 2017 at 12:38 pm #

    Just heard of your families loss. Thoughts hugs & prayes. Anita Bolonyi & Scott Winn✌

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