Virginia "Ginny" Ritts

November 16, 1931February 6, 2013
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RITTS, Virginia “Ginny” Kelsey, 81, of Largo, passed away on February 6, 2013 due to complications from a stroke. Ginny was born in Blasdell, NY on November 16, 1931 to Bruce and Mary Colley and moved to Largo in 1988 from West Seneca, New York. She worked as a bookkeeper for her brother Bruce at Colley Pools for many years; but her most important job was raising her six children.Ginny was involved with many charities, the church, and held various positions at the Oasis Park HOA. She treated people with a kind heart, had a smile for everyone, and danced her way through life.

Her husband, Lenny, preceded her along with her siblings Bruce Colley and Jeanette Hughes. She is survived by her siblings Barbara Kelsey, Mary Lou Young, Paul Colley, and David Colley; and her sons, Ted W. Ritts (Donna), Tomball, TX and Michael L. Ritts (Lenka), Orchard Park, NY; daughters, Merrie Ann Sheltz (Robbie), Magnolia, TX, Carrie Ann Meier (Jimmy), Cedar Park, TX, Wendy L. Taht (Ken), Windermere, FL and Kim M. Ritts, Orchard Park, NY; and 19 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren and one on the way (due in August). She is loved very much by all her family and friends.

Viewing hours will be on Sunday, February 10th from 2:00-5:00 pm at Moss-Feaster Funeral Home, Serenity Gardens Chapel, 13401 Indian Rocks Road, Largo, FL 33774, (727) 562-2080. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, February 11th at 10:00 am at St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church at 2790 Sunny Breeze Ave., Largo, FL 33770. Burial will follow at 2:00 pm at the Florida National Cemetery, 6502 SW 102nd Avenue, Bushnell, FL 33513, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352) 793-7740. Memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran’s organization, The American Legion, P. O. Box 413, Tomball, TX 77377 or St. Dunstan’s Anglican Church at 2790 Sunny Breeze Ave., Largo, FL 33770.


  • Viewing Sunday, February 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2013
  • Burial Monday, February 11, 2013

Virginia "Ginny" Ritts

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February 11, 2013

Our hearts go out to your entire family at this very difficult time. Your mom was a very nice lady and will be very much missed. The love and support of a mother can never be replaced, but we hope you find some strength, in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. "A mother is with us always, first in her lifetime, then forever in our memory"
Jim & Syndi Nicoloff & Family

February 11, 2013

I grieve with you all over the untimely death of Ginny. I worked with Ginny in St. Dunstan's office for several years - she was a wiz at assembling the weekly newsletter for the post office. We will miss her smiling face and "can do" attitude. My heart goes out to you all.
Rita Farquhar, St. Dunstan's, Largo

February 10, 2013

We enjoyed the many years with Ginny working at Target! Always a smile and giggles and could work harder than any teenager that walked through the door! Enjoyed the visits after her retirement checking in with us, I am very sorry for your loss and she will be remembered fondly. After viewing the pics, I understand more than our conversatins of how great she loved you all. Sincerely, Cynthia Schneider

Marcia Martin

February 10, 2013

Our deepest sympathy to the whole family. Ginny was a beautiful person and will be dearly missed by all. We were friends from Church and she always had a smile on her face and was a joy to be around. She loved her family and spoke of you all often, carried pictures with her and was proud to show them. Heaven definately has a new angel!

February 8, 2013

Our sincere compassion in the loss of Mom, Our last visit with Ginny was
at Darl & Tillie Rau's Place across the rd from Ginny on saturday Feb
2,2013 with Janice in attendance to enjoy a beautiful dinner. We had so much fun listening to Ginny reminiceing of her family . Not knowing then,
but what a beautiful goodbye memory that was for us. May God Bless all of

Paul & Joan(twin) Ducharme