Eleanor Ritchie Lauffenburger, 96, passed away, Thursday,

August 11, 2016 in Houston, TX. She was born in Warren, PA., on

June 28, 1920 to John and Matilda Dahler, Sr. Eleanor was a long

time hairdresser and greatly enjoyed spending time with her

family. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern

Star and volunteered countless hours at local schools and the

Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Penn Yan, N.Y.

She was a member of Balona Methodist Church in Geneva, N.Y.,

and participated in a book club.

Eleanor is lovingly survived by her two children – Bill Ritchie and

his wife, Mary Jane of Warren, PA., and Linda Rae Minks and her

husband, Ronald of Houston, TX., stepdaughter – Annette

Stanton and husband, Brad of Russell, PA., grandchildren –

Pamela (Scott) Sory, Rob (Monica) Ritchie, Lisa Ritchie, numerous

step grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great

grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in

death by 1st husband, Francis Ritchie, 2nd husband, Robert

Lauffenburger, 2 Brothers – Henry Baldensperger and John

Dahler, Jr., 1 Sister – Elaine Kazen, 1 Granddaughter – Shannon

Strickhausen. A private memorial service will held at the

convenience of the family. Burial was in Warren County

Memorial Park.