In memory of
Lois Elaine Ritter LEXINGTON: Lois Elaine Ritter peacefully passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 in her Lexington home. She was 83. Lois was born July 31, 1933 to parents Earl & Alice (Heslep) Poorman in Lexington. On September 3, 1955 she married John "Tom" Ritter and they shared many wonderful years until he passed away in 1982. She enjoyed reading and, in younger years, waterskiing. She lived in Florida for over a decade with her companion Bob McKee. Above all, Lois cherished her family and her mini dachshund, Abby. She is survived by two sons Richard "Rick" (Robin) Ritter of Mansfield and John "Ernie" Mills of Lexington; daughters Linda (Deb) Weller and Kathy (Spencer) Weller Harris; grandchildren Tristan Mills, Jenny Sykes, Katelynn (Tyler) Hughett, Josh Ritter, Michelle Gerrad, Thomas McCammet, Susan Good, and Ty Harris; great-grandchildren Jaylan Sykes, Blake Sykes, and Mackenzie Sykes, along with 9 additional great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis Bell of Bellville; brother Gary Poorman of Marion; sisters-in-law Katherine Ritter and Arlene Bixler; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Tom Ritter; longtime companion Bob McKee; brothers-in-law Ray Bell, Harry Ritter, Richard Ritter, and David Ritter; and sisters-in-law Gladys (Lou) Esselburn, Mary Jean Ritter, and Rose Shaffer. A memorial service honoring her life will be held 10 a.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home (81 Mill Rd) and Pastor Harry Strachan will officiate. Contributions in her memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home. Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Lois' family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them—and watch her tribute video—at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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