Betty Ritz

Betty Jean Cantrell Ritz, 77, died Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Licking, Mo.

She was born April 8, 1934, in Valley Mines, daughter of Charles and Emma Mae Duncan Cantrell.

She enjoyed making her own dolls and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Ritz.

Survivors include seven children, Eugene Ritz, Janet Maddox, Jerry Ritz, Gary Ritz, Debra Ritz, Diana Ritz and Timothy Ritz; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Stites of Troy.

Services were under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.

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