Ethel Mae Richie - age: 65
(October 05, 1950 to July 28, 2016 )
Resident of Chicago, Illinois
Visitation Wednesday, August 3rd, 10 am at
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Funeral Service, 11 am.
Bohemian National Cemetery
Ethel Mae Richie, 65, of Chicago passed away peacefully in her sleep on Thursday, July 28, 2016. A celebration of her life will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3 at the Benson Family Funeral Home, 3224 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60618. Rev. Matthew Smucker will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bohemian National Cemetery in Chicago. There will be an hour of visitation at the funeral home prior to the service.
Ethel was born on October 5, 1950, in Chicago to Lloyd and Dorothy. She graduated from Hyde Park High School and furthered her education by attending community college. Ethel helped others throughout her life, working in jobs where she supported people in need such as at a shelter for battered women. Most recently, she worked as a Caregiver in which her clients were elderly or those who could not take care of themselves without assistance. Ethel enjoyed reading, going to the movies, listening to music, and shopping at Macys and Target. She possessed a great sense of humor and welcomed all people into her life, regardless of background.
Ethel will be lovingly remembered by her son, Maurie Richie of Chicago, who she deeply cherished. She was preceded in death by her parents and three siblings: James Richie, Howard Richie and Marjorie Bennett.
Memorial gifts are appreciated and may be directed in memory of Ethel Richie to the Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, at www.lakeviewpantry.org.