Martha Mae Ritter, age 91, of Sedalia, died Saturday, December 6, 2008 at Fair View Nursing Home. She was born August 23, 1917, the daughter of Everett and Ina (Shouse) Byers in Lewistown, MO.
She was educated in a one-room schoolhouse ‘Brush College’ in LaBelle, MO. She continued to educate herself through extensive reading of theology.
In Fayette, MO in 1937, she was married to Champ Woodrow Ritter, who preceded her in death on January 2, 1994.
She was an active member of The Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Steffenville, MO where she taught Sunday School for many years. Her church was a strong focus in her life.
In 2003, she moved to LaMonte, MO to be near her daughter.
She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Libby) Ritter, LaMonte, and one grandson, Jeffrey Snider, both of LaMonte. She was also predeceased by one brother, Everett Byers, Jr.
Funeral services were at 2 P.M. Tuesday, December 9, 2008 at the Coder Funeral Home in LaBelle, MO. The family received friends from 1 p.m. until the service time.
Burial was in the Steffenville Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials to the Martha M. Ritter Fund to benefit the caring staff at Fair View Nursing Home. Memorials may be sent to the Coder Funeral Chapel at P.O. Box 151, LaBelle, MO 65301 or may be sent directly to Elizabeth Ritter, 24805 Hwy 127, LaMonte, MO 65337.
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