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Violet Marie (Fearnbaugh) Ritter

December 6, 1926 — October 16, 2019

Mechanicsburg

Violet Marie (Fearnbaugh) Ritter

Violet Marie (Fearnbaugh) Ritter, age 92, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.  Violet was born on Monday, December 6, 1926 in Mechanicsburg to the late George William Fearnbaugh and Hattie Mae (Wagner) Fearnbaugh.  Violet was the widow of Samuel “Sam” McCellan Ritter, whom she married on July 3, 1945, and who died on November 23, 2009.  In addition to her parents and husband, Violet is preceded in death by her son, Samuel E. Ritter; her daughter, Betty A. (Ritter) Arnold; and her two infant granddaughters: Rhoda Liddick and Jessie Snyder.

Violet’s survivors include her two children: Donald “Don” L. Ritter and his wife, Jeanne, of Mechanicsburg, Lois M. Liddick and her husband, Mark, of Zephyrhills, FL; her seven grandchildren; her five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Violet was a former member of the Mt. Pleasant Church of God in Dillsburg.

All are welcome to join Violet’s family at her viewing on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m. at Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, 37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; with Celebrant Patti Vogl officiating.  Violet’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory immediately following the service.  Burial will follow in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dillsburg.  Honored to be pallbearers are: Doug Arnold, Cole Leonowitz, Clifford Liddick, Oscar Peske, Nate Ritter, and William Snyder.

Contributions in celebration of Violet’s life can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601, www.ALZ.org/Donate or Mt. Pleasant Church of God, 146 S. York Road, Dillsburg, PA 17019.

Violet’s family has entrusted her care to Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421.  Read Violet’s full obituary, view her portrait, and sign her official guest book at Buhrig.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Violet Marie (Fearnbaugh) Ritter, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

24 Hour Viewing

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Reception

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

12:45 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Buhrig Funeral Home & Crematory

37 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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Burial

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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