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Mr. Jesse Lee Ritter passed away Thursday morning, June 9, 2005, at Missouri Baptist Hospital, St. Louis County, at the age of 85 years, 2 months & 14 days. Jesse was born on March 25, 1920, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Jesse Lee Ritter & Jennie Beatrice 'Eads' Ritter.
Jesse was: * a member of the First United Methodist Church of Park Hills; * a member & past-Master of the Elvins Ionic Masonic Lodge #154, of Desloge; * he retired from St. Joe Lead Company & * was united in marriage on July 8, 1941, to Mary Lynn Brewen.
Survivors Include: His WIFE: Mary Lynn 'Brewen' Ritter, of Desloge; 2 DAUGHTERS: Janet 'Mrs. Raymond' Hayden, of Keithville, LA; & Ruth Ann 'Mrs. David' Adkins, of Springfield, IL. 1 SON: John (& Carolyn) Ritter, of Desloge; 2 SISTERS: Doris Radford, of Farmington & Pat Callahan, of Granite City, IL; 1 BROTHER: David (& Irene) Hart, of Malden, MO; 7 GRANDCHILDREN: Colleen (& James) Gilliam; Denise (& Frank) Allen; Kenneth (& Traci) Ritter; Kathryn (& David) Lewis; David (& Collette) Adkins; Rebecca & Mark Adkins. 9 GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN: Coy & Grant Judd; Shannon; Jared & Kolten Ritter; Kohl Lewis; Kayla Adkins; Kaitlyn Thompson & Samantha.
A Memorial Service will be held Monday, 2 pm, June 13, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church, Park Hills, with Rev. Eddie Bone officiating.
Visitation: Jesse's family will receive friends, starting Monday at Noon at the church. There will be no burial, as Jesse donated his body to the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.
Memorials may be made to: * The Park Hills United Methodist Church