In memory of

Linda Ritchie

December 16, 1940 - July 10, 2021
From: Sac City, IA
Linda Ritchie

Linda Ritchie

Born: December 16, 1940
Died: July 10, 2021
Age: 80
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   Linda Ritchie, age 80 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City.
   Linda Lou Bethune was born on December 16, 1940, to parents Louis and Florence (Peters) Bethune in Lake City, IA.  She and her family lived in Nemaha, IA,  before moving to Sac City where she and her siblings attended school. She graduated from Sac City High School in 1958 and then continued her education at Augustana College where she graduated from with a bachelor’s degree in 1962.
  Throughout her life, Linda lived in several states including California, Oregon, and Nebraska, as she worked as a medical technologist for 38 years before retiring in 2000. After she retired she moved back to Sac City to live on the family farm. 
   Linda was very active in the community. She was a member of the After Five Club, Lions Club, and Toastmasters. In her free time she enjoyed reading and had a massive collection of frogs. Collecting frogs was something she and her sister Kay shared interest in.
   Linda was very well known for her intricate card-making. She created very personalized, creative cards that she sent to family and friends for all kinds of special occasions and holidays. It was something her nieces and nephews especially looked forward to receiving.
   She may have lived alone but she was never really “alone” as she had Muffie, Mary Grace, and Charlotte, her adored furry feline friends that kept her company.  Linda will be dearly missed by all those who knew and loved her.
   Those left to cherish her memory include her siblings: Albert (May) Bethune of San Jacinto, CA, and Kay (Ken) Osborne of Santa Ana, CA; nieces and nephews: Katherine Feinman, Katelyn Bethune, Brendan (Nicole) Osborne, Devin (Ingrid) Osborne; great-nieces and nephews: Victoria, Jade, Aria, and Sylas Osborne, Katherine, Vivian, and Logan Blakely; an aunt, Lena Perotti of Whittier, CA; many cousins, other extended family members and friends.
   Linda was preceded in death by her parents Louis and Florence Bethune.
Tribute Video
Memorial Service
2:00 p.m., Monday
July 19, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Reverend Mark MacWhorter
One hour prior to the service
1:00 - 2:00 p.m., Monday
July 19, 2021
Farber & Otteman Funeral Home
Sac City, Iowa
Immanuel Presbyterian Cemetery
Carnarvon, Iowa


Monday, July 19, 2021 at 12:27 PM
“I was so saddened to hear of Linda's passing. She was such a great member of our community and gave of her time and talents. I will miss her dearly and think of her fondly.”
- Bobbie Wells
Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 9:04 PM
“So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. I got to know her through Lions club and she was a great asset to them”
- Bonnie Falkena
Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 9:04 PM
“With my sympathy to the Bethune family in losing their beloved sister. Know your friends are here for you and share in your sorrow. ”
- Mary Jo Christian
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM
“The Sioux City Lions are sad to hear of PDG Linda's passing ,we all will be sending payers to the family . PDG Timothy Jacobs”
- Timothy Jacobs
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM
“We are so sorry to hear of Linda's passing. Linda and Gary were both Lions Club District Governors in 2009-2010. We always looked forward to visiting with her at Lions events. Our condolences to her family and other friends.”
- Kristin and Gary Glockhoff
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM
“Rest in peace, Linda. We will miss you. Our sympathies to family and friends.”
- Iowa KidSight Staff
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM
“Prayers being sent to Linda's family. So sorry to hear about her passing. Enjoyed knowing Linda through Lions. ”
- Donna Wood
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM
“I got to know Linda through Lions...always a smile and fun. Sounds like she served her community very kindly. Condolences to her family. ”
- Nancy Slack
Friday, July 16, 2021 at 6:00 PM
“Past District Governor Linda Ritchie served our Lions District 9NW with distinction in 2009-2010. A great lady, she will be fondly remembered by our Lions community. PDG Stefan Sandberg”
- PDG Stefan B Sandberg
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:12 AM
“So sorry to hear of Linda's passing. We really enjoyed working with her when she was planning her trips to California. Thoughts and prayers to her family.”
- Patty & Amy from Jacobsen Travel
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:12 AM
“I was blessed to get to know Linda over the years of caring for her dad. She made her dad her number one priority. She was also so involved in Lions. She really cared!!! She was always so kind and a genuine lady!! Julie Kitt”
- Julie
Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 11:12 AM
“My sister Edna Crandall and Il were classmates and good friends with Linda. I'll miss exchanging Christmas cards with her. Elaine Jordan”
- Elaine Jordan
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 4:09 PM
“Kay & Scooter & family Deepest Sympathy in the passing of Linda . She was the first person I met when I moved to Sac in 2002. We shared our love of paper crafts in cardmaking . We enjoyed endless road trips craft shopping and had a blast attending the national CHA trade show in Chicago for my job. She alwsys shared how much she missed her siblings off in California and enjoyed giving me updates on the nieces and nephew. Linda gave so much to Sac City with her time, talent and financial support. She will be greatly missed”
- sharan Lee
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 4:09 PM
“This is sad to hear. My condolences to the Family.”
- Glenn Markley
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