March 11, 1948 – July 15, 2022

Statesboro, Georgia

Marsha Scott Ritchie passed away peacefully on July 15, 2022.  She was born in Stephenville, TX on March 11, 1948 to the late Thomas Scott and Lillian Hanks Scott Fecher and graduated from Rider High School in Wichita Falls, TX in 1966.  She married Kenneth Ritchie that summer, and they were together for 56 years and one day until her passing.

She moved with her family to Statesboro in 1974 and quickly made it her home.  As a busy civic volunteer, through the years she worked with Meals on Wheels and Worn Threads, and served the community through the Preceptor Laureate Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and the Sprig and Dig Garden Club, holding several leadership positions.  She loved gardening, sewing, spoiling her grandchildren, her many friends and Georgia Southern football.

She is survived by husband Kenneth, her brother Gary Scott (Chip Carlson) of Washington, D.C., daughter Kim Spencer (Sam) and their children Patrick and Anna Brooke of Savannah, GA, and daughter Brooke Dougherty and her daughter Erin of Marietta, GA.

The family will receive visitors on Friday from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.

The funeral will be held on Saturday at 10:00am in the funeral home chapel with Rev. Jonathan Smith officiating.

Interment will follow at Bulloch Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to Georgia Southern Botanical Gardens, 1505 Bland Ave., Statesboro, GA 30458.

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Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

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