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Noelle Martine Ritchhart

Noelle Martine Ritchhart, 78, passed away at 12:07 a.m. on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, IL.


Noelle was born on February 19, 1940 in Metz, France; daughter of Emile and Edmonde (Pierot) LaCourt.


Noelle is survived by her children: Carrie (Sue Payne) Darlington of Cumming, GA, Jack (Becky) Darlington of Dallas, TX, Douglas (Danita) Harndon of Houston, TX; daughter-in-law: Marsha Darlington of Chatham, IL; son-in-law: Don Smith of Lincoln, IL; five grandchildren: Ylonda Robinson, Amanda Harndon, Nitashia Achas, Hannah Darlington, and Jade Darlington and six great-grandchildren. 


She was preceded in death by her parents, one son: Melvin Darlington Jr., one daughter: Patti Smith, and two siblings: Claude and Claudine.


Noelle retired from Lehn and Fink in Lincoln, IL after 33 years. She was a member of Lincoln Christian Church.


Services for Noelle will be held Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln, IL with Ryan Edgecombe officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to service (5:00-6:00 p.m.). 

Memorials may be made in Noelle’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association.