Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Julia Elizabeth Omacht (Ritchey)

Julia Elizabeth Ritchey (1893-1995) 
Born: 27 November 1893
Died: 2 February 1995, South Bend, Saint Joseph, Indiana, USA 
Spouse: George William Omacht   Married: 1 March 1892, Lafayette, Tip., IN
Parents: William Henry Ritchey (1869-1953)/ America Caroline Chizum (1869-1962)
Sibling: Bruce C Ritchey (1898-1918) 
Children: Mary Caroline Omacht (1922-1999) 

Julia E Omacht (Ritchey) Obituary

DAR's Julia Omacht ex-teacher, dies at 101
South Bend - Julia E Omacht, well-known for civic involvement, including more than a half-century with Daughters of the American Revolution, has died at age 101.

Mrs. Omacht of Healthwin Hospital and Nursing Home and formerly of Marion Street and Lafayette Boulevard, died at 8:15 am today in the nursing home.

She was active in promoting national defense issues on behalf of the Schuyler Colfax Chapter of the DAR.  In 1983 she was honored for having served the organization for 50 years.

Mrs. Omacht was a former teacher in Tippecanoe and Fountain counties.  She was born Nov. 27, 1893, in Crescent City, Ill., and lived in South Bend since 1920.  On Jan. 19, 1919, in Attica, Ind., as Julia E. Ritchey, she married George W Omacht.  He died Aug.15, 1964.  She is survived by a daughter, Mary O. Menzie of Granger, a granddaughter JulieC Hudkins of South Bend; and two great-grandsons.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Daughters of 1812, Pioneer Women of Indiana and a life member of Antiquarian Society of St. Joseph Valley, Hoosier Art Patrons Salon, and Northern Indiana Historical Society.  She was awarded the Ssagamore of the Wabash by former Gov. Robert D Orr.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Welsheimer Funeral Home.  521 N. Williams St.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery.  Friends may call one hour before services on Saturday in the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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