Bonnie L. Ritter, 87

DEC. 16, 1923-AUG. 20, 2011

August 21, 2011
  • Bonnie L. Ritter
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Bonnie LaRose Ritter, 87, of Burkittsville, Md., went to be with her Lord Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Frederick, Md.

Born Dec. 16, 1923, in Lyman, Wyo., she was the daughter of the late Bona and Margaret J. Brock Phillips.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Henry Ritter Jr.

Bonnie retired from Peoples Drug Store (CVS) after 22 years of service.

She attended Victory Baptist Church in Boonsboro, Md.

She was a member of the Burkittsville Ruritan Club Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Carolyn L. Dunne of Hagerstown and Kathleen J. Ahalt and husband, John D., of Burkittsville; two sons, David L. Ritter of Hagerstown and Donald P. Ritter and wife, Arjean S., of Hagerstown; one brother, Ranold Phillips of Evanston, Wyo.; 11 grandchildren, Rhonda L. Molleur, Ronald F. Dunne, Jr., Renee J. Millburn, Kathleen S. Schwartz, Angelina M. Ritter, Jason L. Ritter, Jeremy C. Ritter, Ryan D. Ahalt, Misti K. Ahalt, Danielle A. Kuhn and Derek P. Ritter; and 25 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Margaret Joy Kanthack; and two brothers, Bert Phillips and Robert Phillips.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown, Md. The Rev. Ed Wade will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Lawn Memorial Park.

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

In lieu of flowers, Bonnie requested memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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