Robert "Bobby" E. Ritter

December 3, 1947January 28, 2019

Robert "Bobby" E. Ritter, 71, passed away on January 28, 2019. He was a retired carpet and linoleum installer. Bobby is preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Gail Ritter; parents, William and Janetta Ritter; brothers, Donald Ritter, Richard Ritter, William Ritter; and a sister, Betty Jo Goodman. He is survived by his best friend and love of his life, wife, Betty Ritter; son, Robert E. Ritter Jr.; step-son, Brian Baker (Danielle); siblings, Jeanet Bryan (Kenny), Relda Thompson (Larry), Sherry Edwards (Jim), Candy Johnson (Jim), Nelda Toles (Tom), and Hilda Franklin (Dean). He is also survived by six grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A mass of Christian burial will be conducted at 12pm on Monday February 4, 2019 at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, 639 S. Shelby St. with interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Guests are invited to attend a visitation from 2-6pm on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Arch L. Heady-Cralle Funeral Home, 2428 Frankfort Avenue. In lieu of flowers please send donations to St. Jude. Please visit us online at


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  • Visitation Sunday, February 3, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, February 4, 2019

Robert "Bobby" E. Ritter

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Toni Stillwell

January 30, 2019

Grandpa, we only got to spend about two years together due to lifes craziness, but In that short time it seemed like I knew you all my life. I never wanted our calls or time together to end. My kids became so fond of you so quickly and the love you showed and had for me and them was something I never wanted to lose. You are one of the kindest men I ever knew. Though I will miss you dearly; I know you are in Heaven singing God’s praises and I cannot wait to spend eternity with you. Thank you for the laughs, the love, the pictures, and the memories shared. We love you, grandpa.

Shellie Bryan

January 29, 2019

Uncle Bob we will miss you and we love you soo much. You meant the world to all of us and always made us laugh. We know that you are surrounded by a family of angels and now can watch over all of us. Until we see you again, we love you. Love Shellie.

Mom will miss you everyday and will have such a hard time here without you. She will miss your daily calls and beautiful singing on birthdays. Spread your wings and surround her with your love until she can see you again.