Barbara J. Ritter, 62

APRIL 1, 1949-JULY 5, 2011

July 06, 2011
  • Barbara J. Ritter
Barbara J. Ritter

Barbara Jean (Barb) Ritter, 62, of, Hagerstown, Md., went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 5, 2011, at her home.

Born April 1, 1949, in Berkeley Springs, W.Va., she was the daughter of Margaret Shambaugh Fear Clopper of Greencastle, Pa., and the late Edward Fear.

Barb was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Ritter, in 2000.

She graduated in 1967 from South Hagerstown High School.

She was employed by Fuji Color Lab.

She was a member of Locust Level Full Gospel Church.

She was a member of Williamsport Red Men, Conococheague Lodge 84.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by three sisters, Brenda Clopper of Greencastle and Shirley Householder and Wanda Giffin, both of Falling Waters, W.Va.; one brother, Vernon Fear of Williamsport, Md.; two stepdaughters, Tina Ritter and Tonya Ritter; two stepsons, Dennis Ritter and Joey Ritter; two stepbrothers, Edward Clopper and James Clopper, both of Greencastle; and six stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Jennifer Stottelmyer; one brother, Steve Fear; one stepbrother, Richard Clopper; her stepfather, Max Clopper; niece, Heather Cross; and nephew, Ricky Fear.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown. The Rev. Robert D. Swank Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m.

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