Ruth Ann Rittermeyer

December 01, 1942 - September 30, 2018

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Friday, October 05, 11:00 AM
St. Gaspar Catholic Church, Rome City


Ruth Ann Rittermeyer, 75, of Kendallville died Sunday, September 30, 2018, at Orchard Pointe Health Campus in Kendallville.

She was born December 1, 1942, in Fountain County to Russell and Mildred (Trimble) Barker.

On June 21, 1958, in Kendallville she married Robert C. Rittermeyer.

Mrs. Rittermeyer had worked in the cafeteria at Kendallville Central School and as a CNA at Shepherd of the Hill in Kendallville.

She was a member of St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City.

Ruth Ann loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed being outside, watching sunsets over the beach, reading, baking, and spending time with friends.

Surviving are a daughter, Gretchen Marie Yurek of Fort Wayne; two sons, Robert Russell Rittermeyer of LaOtto and Adam Douglas (Dani) Rittermeyer of Wolcottville; seven grandchildren, Marie (Mark) George, Megan (Candace Hamman) Rittermeyer, Natalie (John) Lehman, John Yurek, Brienna Rittermeyer, Noelle (Sam) Harkless, and Adam (Marissa) Rittermeyer; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; son-in-law, John Yurek; and a great-granddaughter.

A memorial mass will be held Friday, October 5, 2018, at 11 a.m. at St. Gaspar Catholic Church in Rome City with Father Bernard Ramenaden officiating. Inurnment of her ashes will be at St. Gaspar Catholic Cemetery following the mass.

Preferred memorials are to the Noble County Humane Society or to Wounded Warriors.

Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville is assisting the family arrangements.

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Judy Davis Edgar
October 5th, 2018 8:29pm
Fort Wayne, IN

Ruth Ann and I were childhood friends when she lived on W. Williams Street in Kendallville. And when her family noved to Mott Street, I rode my tricycle across town to Mott Street and her mother had to call my mother to see if she knew wher I was? LOL! What a great childhood we had! Rest in Peace Ruth Ann!

Nancy surf's kirk
October 5th, 2018 9:46am
Kendallville, in

I grew up across the street from your mother on Mott street. We had some very good times. She treated me like a little sister. Rest in peace my friend. Nancy

October 4th, 2018 3:16pm

Mark Sandmeyer
October 3rd, 2018 10:06am

Sorry for your loss.

Paul & Colleen Dimitry
October 3rd, 2018 9:05am
Hot Springs, AR

We are so very saddened by Ruth's passing. We know how much she loved her family and will miss her kindness..

Patty Lehman Lahrman
October 3rd, 2018 7:36am

I am so sorry for your loss. Ruth was like second mom to me. I have so many wonderful childhood memories and I am grateful for them. Rest in peace Ruth with Robert. All of the family is in my prayers.

Barbara McNulty
October 2nd, 2018 2:30pm
Fort Wayne

I am going to miss you my friend.Had a great time on our bus trips .You were there by for me many times if not just to talk to .I know you are with Robert .God bless my friend !

October 1st, 2018 4:04pm

I am so sorry for your loss. May the words of our loving heavenly Father bring your family comfort and strength during this most difficult time as He promises to bring our loved ones back to life in a perfect world where there will be no more suffering or death (John 5:28-29 & Revelation 21:4).

Patsy Brandgard Sokol
October 1st, 2018 2:24pm
Lebanon, In

Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of Ruth's passing. Please know I realize this is a difficult time and I will keep you all in my prayers. She was a nice neighbor. God Bless