Person:Maxine Orem (1)

Maxine Josephine Orem
m. 16 Sep 1899
  1. Eura Denver 'Bill' Orem1901 - 1932
  2. Holly T. OremAbt 1904 - 1992
  3. Ruth Orem1911 - 1994
  4. Pauline OremAbt 1915 -
  5. Maxine Josephine Orem1920 - 2003
Facts and Events
Name Maxine Josephine Orem
Gender Female
Birth[1] 17 Jan 1920 Akron, Summit Co., Ohio
Residence[2] 1992 North Little Rock, , Arkansas
Death[1] 25 Nov 2003 Little Rock, , Arkansas

obit found at

Message Board Post:

Maxine Josephine Orem Ritchie, 83, was lifted into the hands of our Lord on Tuesday, November 25, 2003, in Little Rock, AK.

She was born January 17, 1920, in Akron, Ohio, to Josephine Jackson Orem and Emmett A. Orem. She graduated from Ravenswood High School in 1938 and Mountain State College in 1940. She reigned as Miss Ravenswood in 1938 and was employed at the DuPont plant in Parkersburg during World War II.

Maxine married Arthur Harmon Ritchie in 1941 and bore their four living children, Arthur Clark, William Jackson, Suzanne and Elizabeth. While in Ravenswood, she was active with the Cub Scouts, Band Boosters and PTA. She participated in community activities such as Welcome Wagon, Green Hills Country Club, American Lung Assocation, Eastern Star, Ladies of the Oriental Shrine and Jesterettes. Maxine worked with the 14 Club that brought big bands such as Duke Ellington to Ravenswood.

In the late 1960's, Maxine and Arthur moved to Arkansas, where she became active in the Daughters of the American Revolution(DAR) and served as the vice regent of the Gilbert Marshall Chapter. She also participated in the Mayflower Society, Fuller Society, Colonial Dames and Quilters Guild. She continued her involvement in the lives of her children and grandchildren as a member of the Pulaski County PTA, Arkansas Arabian Horse Association and English Riding Club of Arkansas.

She is survived by her four children; grandchildren, Angela Wilgus, Matthew Davis, Jerry Skaggs, A.J. Skaggs, Judd Blaney, Josh Ritchie, Conner Ritchie and Jennie Ritchie; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur H. Ritchie; and her siblings, Holly Orem, Ruth Orem Burdette, Pauline Orem Harmon and Edward Jackson Orem.

Concurrent memorial services were held on Saturday, November 29, 2003, at 1:00 p.m. central time at the First Methodist Church in Little Rock, AK, and at 2:00 p.m. eastern time at Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Obituary or Newspaper Death Notice.
  2. Obituary or Newspaper Death Notice.

    1992 obituary of her brother, Holly T. Orem.