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Mary Ritter

June 3, 1928 — April 2, 2011


In loving memory of Mary Elizabeth Ritter, 82, who passed away April 2, 2011 and is now with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She has also been reunited with the love of her life, John, to whom she was married for 58 years at the time of his death.

Born June 3, 1928 in Cumberland County, Pa, she was a daughter of the late Roy E. and Viola (Killinger) Barrick and was the widow of John L. Ritter, Jr. who died Oct. 11, 2002.

Mrs. Ritter was retired from the former Book of the Month Club, Mechanicsburg and then assisted her husband in running his business, “The Old Engine Shed”.

She was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church, Carlisle.

She was preceded in death by four brothers and was the last of her immediate family.

Her family, friends and faith in the Lord were her greatest treasures.  She lived her life with courage and faith.

Surviving are a son:  Robert C. Ritter ( and wife Barb) of Newville; two daughters:  Patricia Sheriff ( and husband Dave) of Carlisle and Linda K. Ritter ( and her companion, Joe Shields) of Enola; three grandchildren: Cheryl Zwigart, Scott Sheriff and Julie Grimes and 3 great grandchildren: Rebecca, Matthew and Jillian.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011 from her church, 400 Cornman Road, Carlisle with Pastor Douglas Farrow officiating.  Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Boiling Springs. Viewings will be at the Ronan Funeral Home, 255 York Road, Carlisle on Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also at the church on Thursday from 1-2 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. View Baptist Church, 400 Cornman Road, Carlisle, PA 17013.

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