OBITUARY

Edgar Monroe Ritter

February 7, 1944January 27, 2021
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Edgar “Monty” Monroe Ritter, 76, of Liberty, MO passed away on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at Liberty Hospital. Monty was born February 7, 1944 to Edgar “Alva” and Edith Ritter in Boone, Iowa. He went to school and grew up in Ava MO, until he moved the Kansas City area where he lived most of his adult life. Shortly after moving to Kansas City, he got a job painting cars for Ford Motor Co., and in 1996 he retired. In 1968 he met Leola Ward (Shelley) in Riverside, MO and they were married on August 25, 1970. Between them they had five children who were a huge part of their lives. In his free time Monty enjoyed gardening and growing prized produce that he generously shared with family and friends. He loved spending time at the lake with his family and friends, farming, and supporting his KC Chiefs! Monty was also very involved with his Liberty AA Group and was a mentor to many. He will always be remembered for being generous and giving, as well as willing to do anything for anyone.

Monty was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, a son Richard Ward, granddaughter Allison Yukon, and two sisters Stella and Marie.

He is survived by his son Greg Ritter (Andrea Keeth) of Kansas City, MO, daughters Sheila Yukon of Kansas City, MO and Shelley Barlow of Lebanon, OR. Also surviving are three brothers; JC, Hugh, and Gene, sister Linda, eight grandchildren; Tina Payne (Mike), Lloyd Bjorklund, Holley Fletcher, Isaac Yukon, Zack Ritter, Ashley Ritter, Joe Keeth, and Griffin Keeth, and eight great grandchildren; Corbin, Tadem, Shaylah, Ashlynne, Aven, Kylee, Elijah, Maverick, many nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Church Archer Pasley Funeral Home in Liberty, MO, Friday, February 5, 2021 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM. In Lieu of Flowers the family requests that donations be sent to the Liberty AA Group at kc-aa.org/donation.

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    Friday, February 5, 2021

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Kate Webber

February 5, 2021

Monty was kind, accepting, humble and generous. He was an inspiration and a fine example for us in the group. Monty was real; there was nothing phony or self-serving. We will dearly miss him.

Maverick Fletcher

February 4, 2021

Great Grandpa is the best.
Going to your farm last summer is a memory that I'll cherish always.
I had so much fun picking vegetables from your garden and feeding the cows too.
When it was time for me to leave I didn't want to go.
It was such a special time between me and you.
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God looked around His garden,
And He found an empty space
When He looked down upon this earth,
God saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you,
And said, Come with Me and rest.
God's garden must be beautiful,
For He always takes the best.
While our hearts are broken
We know goodbye isn't the end.
It just means I'll miss you
Until we meet again.

Kylee and Elijah Fletcher

February 4, 2021

All my life I'll keep with me, the memories we made that have brought so much joy, the ones I remember so fondly. Riding four wheelers and tractors all around your farm, feeding cows, ice cream parties, Christmas time, and many more. You will be missed so very much, we love you great farmer Grandpa

Holley Fletcher

February 4, 2021

I will remember Grandpa for his dedication to others, generosity, patience and how he always had ears that truly listen, arms that would always hold, a love that’s never-ending, and a heart that’s made of gold.

Mike Strong

February 2, 2021

Greg and family.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. I didn’t know your dad but I know you can hold onto your memories of him. Will be thinking about you all during this difficult time.

Trish Ransom

February 2, 2021

His hugs were always the best, his advice was on spot and my daughter loved him too. He will definitely be missed.

Nancy Schaefer

January 30, 2021

I have so many memories of how kind he was to me and the fun we had. I am at a loss for words to express my gratitude for all the things he carried me through. If I had a problem I knew who I could talk to. I am sadly going to miss him. A true wonderful man and friend!!

Jeanetta Yost

January 28, 2021

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Monty as a Young Man

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Monty as a Young Man

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