Ethel Geneva Ritter
Ethel Geneva Ritter
  • June 6, 1931 - December 30, 2017
  • Rockford, Illinois

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Ethel Geneva Ritter, 86, of Rockford passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017. Born June 6, 1931 in Relief, NC. Daughter of Robert and Hassie Bryant. United in marriage to Robert E. Ritter on October 1, 1955. He predeceased her on November 8, 1996. Ethel worked for several years as a Quality Inspector for J.L. Clark until her retirement. After retirement she worked for the Salvation Army Store in many aspects from organizing the store to decorating the windows. She found great enjoyment in her flower gardens, reading the Bible and keeping up with everyday life with phone conversations. Her greatest enjoyment came from her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughters, Carol (Russ) Winters, Kathy (Rick) Paulsen; grandchildren, Amy (Jared) Ruper, Jason (Sara) Winters, Bethany Paulsen, Jeremy (Tiffany) Paulsen, Aaron Myers, Kristen Myers, Cletus McCormick, Cody Villani, Marissa Villani, Katie Ritter, Robert Ritter; great-grandchildren, Reed, Riley, Rory, Ryder and Rylan Ruper, Liam, Charlotte and Kayleigh Winters, Leilani and Payton Paulsen; son-in-law, Tony Villani; many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents; husband, Robert; children, Nancy Myers, Roberta Villani, Edward Ritter; siblings, Zula, Ruth, Obed, Boyd, Homer. Special Thanks to all the staff and her friends at Wesley Willows for their loving care.

Funeral Service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 4 at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Rd, Machesney Park. Visitation at 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial following in Sunset Memorial Gardens. To share a condolence