Southern Pines
Mrs. Elizabeth 'Betty' M Rietschel, age 91, died Friday (11/16/2012) at The Coventry in Southern Pines, NC.
She was born in Phillips, Maine the daughter of the late Truman E. Masterman & Martha Connell Masterman. She was a graduate of Phillips High School and the Northeastern School of Business. She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Carl Rietschel; a daughter, Janet Martha Horst of Richmond, Va and a son, John Masterman Rietschel of West River, Maryland.
She is survived by a son, Carl Rietschel, Jr. and wife, Harriet of Trinity, NC; grandchildren, William Rietschel & wife, Stephanie of Trinity; Matthew Rietschel & wife, Kelly of Fallston, MD; Dr. John Rietschel of Baltimore, MD; Stephen Rietschel & wife, Allyson of Baltimore, MD; Melanie Hartman & husband, Ian of Richmond, VA; Sarah Chittum & husband, Garrett of Richmond, VA; Shawn Horst of Richmond, VA; five great grandchildren.
Interment and graveside services will be in Phillips, Maine in the spring of 2013.
Online condolences may be made at
Fry & Prickett Funeral Home is serving the family.

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  1. I’m so sorry to hear of Betty’s passing. We so enjoyed getting to know & working with both she and Carl at the Methodist Church. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. Carl and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear Mrs. Reitschel passed away. She was always such a pleasure when I was at Pine Knoll. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I thought the world of her.
    Allison Buchholz

  3. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of loss.The Lord will give you strength to carry you through this difficult time.
    God’s Peace,
    Staff and Pat Brown , Aftercare Director
    Pines Funerals

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