DANVILLE — Ida Jeanette Ritter, 98, of Danville, passed away at 11:25 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Gardenview Manor in Tilton.
She was born on March 22, 1916, in Danville, the daughter of Carl O. and Leone O. (Stevens) Roberts.
She married Roy Carl Ritter on April 29, 1935, in Covington, Ind. He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1998.
She is survived by four children, Esther (Walt) Richter of Danville, Evelyn (Orville) Davis of Williamsport, Ind., Richard (Janet) Ritter of St. Cloud, Fla., and Carol J. Sivils of Tilton; three sisters, Carol Ann Willis, Dorothy Mae Paris and Margaret Bryant; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Elmer; sister, Roseline; and a great-grandson, Aaron.
Ida had worked as a home health care LPN and at Eisner’s Bakery, but mostly enjoyed being a homemaker. She liked to cook and have meals with her family and any others who may stop by. Ida also loved Danville and wanted to be in her hometown.
A service to celebrate the life of Ida Ritter will begin at 3 p.m. Monday, July 14, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, a Life Celebration Home, in Danville. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park. Visitation will be 2-3 p.m. prior to the service Monday, also at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Westside Church of the Nazarene. Please join Ida’s family in sharing memories on her Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.