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    RITTER, Ruth 1928-2015

    June 8, 2015
    Peacefully passed away on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Columbia Forest L.T.C., Waterloo, Ruth (Schweitzer) Ritter beloved wife of George Ritter of St. Jacobs for 66 years. Dear mother of Dr. Michael (Mike) and Jenny Ritter of New Hamburg, Susan and Bill Cronin of St. Jacobs, Laurieand Rev. Graham Burkhart of New Dundee. Loving grandmother of Chad Ritter, Renee Ritter (Addae Headley); Bill (Tawnessa), Bob (Sarah), Ben (Daryl),
    Bryan (Jen), Brad (Krysta) Cronin; Jeremy (Crystal) Burkhart, Rachel (Mike) Braniff, Bethany, Joel and Jesse Burkhart. Special great-grandma to nineteen great- grandchildren. Sister of Mildred Heller and Norma Snyder. Also lovingly remembered by George's family and many nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by her parents Louis and Violet (Durst) Schweitzer, and by her sister Vera Cress. Special thanks to the loving staff of Watson House at
    Columbia Forest. The family will receive their relatives and friends at the Dreisinger Funeral Home , Elmira on Sunday, June 7, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. only, then on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 1-4 p.m. only. A family interment will take place in their family plot at St. Matthews Lutheran Cemetery, Conestogo, followed by a memorial celebration of Ruth's life and faith atEmmanuel Evangelical Missionary Church, Elmira on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. In Ruth's memory, donations to the Parkinson Society or CrossroadChristian Communication would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.