Obituaries

Olen V. Ritter, Jr. May 12, 1949 ~ May 31, 2013

Olen V. Ritter, Jr. 64, of Warrensburg, MO passed away Friday, May 31, 2013 in Branson.

He was born May 12, 1949 in Gravette, AR the son of Olen V. Sr. and Mary Lou Dugan Ritter.

Olen was retired as a Field Supervisor for Environmental Works and member of Heartland Church in Knob Noster, MO and also member of NRA and the Choctaw Nation.

He was preceded in death by his son, Chad Joshua-Jurett Ritter.

Survivors include his wife, Jody Nickell Ritter of the home; 2~children, Shawna Reynolds and husband, Tony of Warrensburg, MO and Seth Ritter of Kansas City, MO; 4~grandchildren, Kyler Reynolds, Kolin Reynolds, Matthew Reynolds and Joshua Ritter; 1~sister, Jana Lou Callaway of Durant, OK; several nieces,  nephews and loved ones.

Graveside Services will be at 1:00 PM Monday, June 3, 2013 at Nickell Cemetery with Rev. Paul Dennis officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Nickell Cemetery in Durham, AR

Arrangements are by Beard’s Funeral Chapel in Fayetteville.

 

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    Clyde & Maxine Napier » 01. Jun, 2013

    Jana Lou and all of Olen’s family, we want you to know we are thinking about you at this difficult time and praying God will give each of you strength and comfort.

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    Karen O'Keefe » 03. Jun, 2013

    Jody and family

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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    Liz Ardell » 03. Jun, 2013

    I was terribly saddened to hear about Olen’s passing. I worked with Olen at Environmental Works, Inc. from 2005-2010. My thoughts are with Olen’s family during this difficult time.

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    Mary Nickell Layer » 03. Jun, 2013

    I was so sorry about your husband’s passing. But I was glad to meet you today. We will be praying
    for your family. Hope you all made it home today fine. when you need to talk give me a call!
    I was the one that gave you the Andy Nickell Family picture. so If you had reather email me the info on your family just send it to sassysuzzy11@aol.com.
    Our prayers go out to your family’s.
    Mary Layer

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    Betty Cotton » 03. Jun, 2013

    Jody and Family
    I’m so sorry to hear about Olen’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with at this sad time.

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    Ginny McTighe » 04. Jun, 2013

    R.I.P. our papa popcorn man. Prayers and thoughts go out to my friend Jody and family.

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    Cindy Moore » 05. Jun, 2013

    Jody and family,
    My prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May God’s loving arms surround you and give you strength and comfort.

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    Colette Tilden » 05. Jun, 2013

    Jody: I am so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it must be for you. Please know we are praying for you and your family. May God be with you to ease the pain.

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    Stokes Family » 05. Jun, 2013

    We are so sorry to hear about your husband. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Jodi Loggins » 05. Jun, 2013

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Jody and your family for peace during this loss. Praying for you.

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    Donna Chaffee » 05. Jun, 2013

    Jody and family:

    You have my deepest sympathies. Enjoyed hearing about Olen and your family during our exercise class workouts. So sorry you’re dealing with such a terrible loss. Wish there was something we could say or do to lessen the pain, just know that we’re here for you and you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Linda Persing » 05. Jun, 2013

    My deepest sympathy to you and your entire family.

    Linda Persing

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    Judy Long » 05. Jun, 2013

    Jody
    I am so sorry to hear about your husband. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.

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    Mary Shaw » 05. Jun, 2013

    Dear Jody,

    I am so sorry for your loss and will be praying for you and your family during this very hard time.

    Mary

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    bonnie bartlett » 05. Jun, 2013

    My heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my prayers.

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    Monica Cantrell » 05. Jun, 2013

    Jody,

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family….here’s a big HUG for you…take care!!!

    Monica

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    Carra Noble » 21. Jun, 2013

    Jodi, I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you and your family.

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    Dr. Richard L (Rick) Wigginton » 22. Aug, 2014

    I just learned of Olen’s passing. I attended Noel Elementary School from the 3rd through 8th grades and remember Olen with great fondness as I remember his parents and Uncle Harlon fondly. My deepest sympathies to others who shared the pleasure of knowing him.