James Ritter

James M. Ritter

March 18, 1931 - November 14, 2019
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James M. Ritter, 88, Seneca, MO, passed into eternal rest November 14, 2019 at his home in rural Seneca after an illness.

James M. Ritter was born March 18, 1931 in Seneca, MO the son of Floyd and Gertrude (Hierholzer) Ritter.

James owned and operated Ritter Farms south of Seneca over 63 years. He was a Christian. James loved his cattle, his farm and watching westerns on tv.

James Ritter married Wilda G. Caywood May 3, 1952 in Bentonville, AR and she preceded him in death May 8, 2019.

Survivors include two sons; Tony Ritter and wife Roxane, Seneca and Billy Ritter and wife Stephanie, Cedartown, GA; one daughter, Debbie Kunde and husband Al, Neosho; siblings, Virginia Warren, Carolyn Beavers, Betty VanDorn and Joan Bynorth all of Neosho; Larry Ritter, Granby and Tommy McDonald, Nixa, MO; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family and friends.

James was preceded in death by his parents, two sons Martin Ritter and Brent Ritter; one grandson Evan Ritter; one granddaughter, Stephanie Cole; two brothers Maurice Ritter and Leonard Ritter; two sisters, Berniece Johnson and Anna Mae Ellis.

The family will receive friends from 2pm to 3pm, Sunday, November 17, 2019 at the Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca, MO.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 am, Monday, November 18, 2019 at the Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery with Pastor Denny Sikes officiating.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday November 17, 2019 | 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Sunday November 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home
    1101 Cherokee Ave
    PO Box 380
    SENECA, MO 64865
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  • Service

    Monday November 18, 2019 | 10:00am
    Monday November 18, 2019 10:00am
    Graveside Service
  • Interment

    Swars Prairie Baptist Cemetery
    SENECA, MO 64865
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Vic Nance

Posted at 10:02am
Mr Ritter, it was my privilege to 'know you' - through your children. Thank you for sending Tony, Billie and Debbie to school at Seneca - where I could consider them as friends. You and your wife taught them to always be smiling and friendly! Now your grandchildren are displaying the same 'down-home country-folk characteristics'. What a great legacy you established - Farm Raised people! Vic Nance

Byron cole

Posted at 07:45am
One of the best men I ever knew
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