Information from Obituary for Levine Ritter found in Dessa Mae (Sunday)
Wolf's estate sale 25 Nov 2000 -
"Mrs. Lavine Ritter, who died at her home on South Wayne street Wednesday
morning, May 26, 1926, was born in Steuben township, Indiana, May 28, 1865.
At the time of her death she had reached the age of 60 years, 11 months and
She was the daughter of Jonas and Magdalina Mountz, both of whom have
preceeded her in death.
She was united in marriage to Levi Ritter, September 11, 1881. To
union were born four children -- Zena Maud, who died in infancy; Mrs. Genieve
Warring, of Jackson township; Bart S., and Harry L. Ritter, of Angola, who
with her devoted husband survive.
In early life the deceased united with the United Brethren church
Zion. In 1920 she transferred her membership to the Methodist Episcopal
church of Angloa, and remained a faithful and true member until her death.
She was member of the Ever Ready class of the Sunday school and of
Martha and Dorcas Ladies' Aid societies and also a member of the Ladies'
Auxilary of the American Legion.
Mrs. Ritter was devoted to her home, loyal to her husband and true
friendships and highly respected by all who knew her. She loved the
fellowship of God's people and when her health permitted was a faithful
attendant to all the services of the church. As the end came her hope
brighter and at last she quietly passed away from her earthly home with
unwavering faith in God to that immortal home above.
"Leave all to God. Thy vision cannot scan His ways of righteousness.
depths of grace, but thou shalt know when thou shalt see His face. How
and holy His perfect plan."
She leaves to mourn, besides the loved ones mentioned above, two brothers,
Jacob Mountz, of Angola, and T.J. Mountz of Hamler, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs.
Jennie Ransburg, of Metz, Mrs. Hattie Oberlin, of Ashley, Mrs. Lizzie Brugh,
of Licters Ford, Ind., and Mrs. Etta Mortorff, of Pleasant Lake; four
grandchildren, together with many other relatives and friends.
It is natural that we fall asleep
Like tired children when the day is done,
That I would question why the living weep,
When Death has kissed the laughing lips of one.
We do not sigh where golden skies have doomed
The purple shadows and the grey of night;
Because we know the morning lies beyond
And we must wait a little while for the light.
So when grown weary withthe care and strife,
Our loved ones find in sleep the peace they craved
We should not weep but learn to count this life
A prelude to the one beyond the grave.
And thus be happy for them, not distressed,
But lift our hearts to God and smile.
And we anon, like tired ones will rest
If we hope and wait a little while.
Funeral services were held in the Methodist church, Angola, Friday afternoon,
May 28, Rev. H.A. Homers officiating. Interment in Circle Hill Cemetery."
Submitted By: Theresa Ferguson