Josephine Mary Bitter
Josephine Mary Bitter
  • August 15, 1921 - November 5, 2017
  • Glen Carbon, California

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Josephine "Jo" Mary Bitter (nee Sulenta) passed away at her assisted living facility in Glen Carbon, Illinois on November 5, 2017 due to complications following a fall. She was 96 years old.

She was a loving wife and mother, and prior to leaving Fresno spent time volunteering at her church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fresno. She spent many of her later years caring for her husband, Ruben. Mrs. Bitter was born on August 15, 1921 in Fresno, California to her parents Louis and Mary Sulenta. She graduated from Central High School. She married Ruben A. Bitter in 1949.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Robert N. and Laurie J. Bitter, of Edwardsville, Illinois;
her grandchildren, Dr. Kathryn J. Rowland (Mark) of Portland, Oregon, and Jeffrey R. Bitter (Adrienne) currently residing in the US Embassy compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; and her great grandchildren,
Caralyn and Addison Rowland, and Carter and Royce Bitter. She was preceded in death by her husband,
Ruben; her brother, Walter Sulenta, and her sister, Genevieve Horning.

On Monday, November 13, a family memorial will take place at the Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel with a private Interment Service following at Fresno Memorial Park in Fresno, California.

Arrangements under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel, Fresno, CA.