Ruth Marie Ritter, Born In MIdland Park, New Jersey, on October 7, 1926 to the parents of Herman and Henrietta (Klemm) Kleindienst passed away on March 19, 2020 in Claremore, Oklahoma with family by her side. She was 93 years old.
Ruth attended Midland Park Elementary School and graduated from Pompton Lakes High School in 1944. She began her working career as secretary for Universal Engineering Co. in Hawthorne, New Jersey. Ruth married the love of her life Fred M.C. Ritter on April 12, 1947. They moved to Sussex County, New Jersey in 1948 where they had 4 children Kenneth, Betty (deceased 12/2/69), Mary, Fred. Employment continued as secretary at Stillwater Consolidation School 1957-1972, and Business Manager at Kittatinny Reg. High School 1972-1982.
Husband Fred Passed away Dec. 24, 1982 and she moved to Claremore, Oklahoma in 1983 and was employed at Claremore Regional Hospital in the Human Resources Dept. 1985-1992. Retiring in 1992.
Ruth is survived by her children and spouses Kenneth ( Janie) Ritter, Mary (Spencer) Slater and Fred (Carol) Ritter. Seven grandchildren Craig, Mindy, Spencer, Heather, Dawn, Melissa, and Theresa. Thirteen great- grandchildren Hailey, Audrey, Ashton, Paige, Ava, Liana, Karson, Ella, Jocelyn, Landon, Luke, Asher, and Madison. also survived by her sister Helen (Kleindienst) Young.
Ruth was a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Claremore, Oklahoma. In Lieu of flowers she has requested memorials be sent to Redeemer Lutheran Church, 220 North Seminole Claremore, Oklahoma 74017 ( Faith For Tomorrow Building Fund).