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Phyllis Ann (Beaver) Ritchie

October 24, 1937 ~ September 29, 2021 (age 83)


Phyllis Ann Beaver Ritchie, age 83, passed away September 29, 2021, at Morningside of Concord due to the effects of dementia.

Phyllis was born in October 24, 1937 in Cabarrus County. After graduating from Catawba College, she began her 57 year teaching career, most of which was spent at Northwest Cabarrus High School as a Business Education teacher.

In addition to her school activities, Phyllis was involved in many various church activities, as well as community chorus, Civitans, and a 36 year member of Alpha Delta Kappa, honorary sorority for women educators.

Phyllis is survived by her son Randy Ritchie (Amy); daughter Cherri Farrell (Nick); grandchildren, Krystina Ritchie and Jordyn, Kaelyn,and Brenna Farrell; great granddaughter Éowyn; brother Rev. Tommy Beaver and sister Linda Cherry.  Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband Homer Wayne Ritchie; parents Della and Lewis Beaver; and brother Lewis Bennett Beaver.

Visitation will be held Friday, October 8th from 6-8 p.m. at Whitley’s Funeral Home, Kannapolis. The funeral service will be held Saturday, October 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Whitley’s Funeral Home followed by graveside internment at Carolina Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: 

Hospice of Cabarrus County or Alzheimer’s Association

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October 8, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Whitley's Funeral Home

Funeral Service
October 9, 2021

11:00 AM
Whitley's Funeral Home Chapel
1748 Dale Earnhardt Blvd.
Kannapolis, NC 28083


Carolina Memorial Park
Carolina Memorial Park, 601 Mt. Olivet Road
Kannapolis, NC 28083

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