Ritter, Lucy Childers

Posted: Tue 1:42 PM, Sep 24, 2013
Funeral Home: Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home
Lucy Childers Ritter, 80, of Bowling Green, died Sept. 22, 2013, at The Medical Center at Bowling Green.

She was born Oct. 6, 1932, a daughter of the late Thomas Davener Childers and Iona Mae Viles Childers. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rachael Susan Pendley, and two infant brothers.

Mrs. Ritter was a registered nurse, retiring as associate director of Western Kentucky University Health Services. She attended Murray State University, where she completed the Diploma Program through the Owensboro-Daviess County Hospital, and she was a graduate of Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in General Nursing.

She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the Kiwanis Club. She volunteered at the public library and, through her church, served in the Meals Inc. and the Food Bank Ministries.

Survivors include her husband, Donald E. “Don” Ritter of Bowling Green; two daughters, Teresa Jenkins and her husband, John, and Elizabeth “Beth” Dever, all of Bowling Green; two sons, Thomas Ritter and his wife, Roseann, of Cheyenne, Wyo., and Andy Ritter and his wife, Mary, of Bowling Green; seven grandchildren, Amanda Champlin and her husband, Danny, Shannon Raymer, Abby Raymer, Shane Raymer, Dakota Dever, Kyle Ritter and Joseph Ritter; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor and Lincoln Champlin.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church, with burial in the Viles Cemetery in Butler County. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home and again from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the First Christian Church, The American Cancer Society, Hospice of Southern Kentucky or the Kentucky-Tennessee district of Kiwanis International Foundation. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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