Patricia "Grandma" Ritz
SPRINGFIELD, IL - Patricia "Grandma" Ritz, 79, died Friday, July 18, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Patricia was born Jan. 29, 1935, in Galliatois, Ohio, the daughter of Lawson B. and Norah Humphrey Higgins. She married Raymond L. Ritz on Dec. 16, 1951, in Macon, Ga.; he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 2013.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed crafts, fishing and spending time with her kids and grandkids. She enjoyed meeting people from Ritz Lil Fryer. She was a member of Eastview Baptist Church.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Debra L. Ritz-Mansmith.
She is survived by three sons: Leland (Cindy) Ritz, Jeffrey A. Ritz and Curtis L. (Vicky) Ritz; one daughter, Cheryl A. (Ray) Scroggins; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial gathering from 6 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 2014, at Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home with Pastor Stacy Barnett officiating. Burial will be at a later date at Camp Butler National Cemetery.
Ellinger-Kunz & Park Funeral Home, 530 N. 5th St., Springfield, IL 62702 is in charge of arrangements. Visit our online obituary at www.ellingerkunzfuneralhome.com.
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