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Harry l. Ritter

December 12, 1929 ~ April 24, 2017 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Harry L. Ritter, 87, of Benton, died Monday evening, April 24th, 2017. 

Born December 12, 1929 in Barrett, West Virginia, he was a son of the late Mac and Helen (Shipman) Ritter.  He and his wife, Shirley A. (Shaffer) Ritter, were married on June 3, 1950.

Mr. Ritter was a graduate of Hughesville High School.  He owned and operated Ritter's Nursery and then worked for Robert Vincent Inc. building golf courses for 18 and a half years.  He last worked for JDK Management for 18 years until his retirement.

He faithfully served his country in the U. S. Air Force in the Korean War as a Staff Sergeant.

Mr. Ritter was a member of the Benton Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and the N. R. A.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, Shirley, are his three children:  Sharon Remphrey, of Danville; Garry Ritter and his wife, Beth Ann, of Benton and Nancy Remphrey.  Also surviving are the following grandchildren:  Tech Sgt. Taylor Remphrey, Emalee Lear, Emily Smith, Jenny Hall, and Kristin Ritter.  Also surviving are the following great grandchildren:  Blake and Shea Elizabeth Remphrey; Jayden and Anthony Vera; James, Alex and Lexi Hall.

Graveside Services will be held Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 at 2 PM at the Benton Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. David A. Mansfield, his Pastor, officiating.  Arrangements are under the direction of the McMichael Funeral Home, Inc., Benton.  For online condolences or for additional information, please visit our website:


 Service Information

Graveside Service
May 23, 2017

2:00 PM
Benton Cemetery
Cemetery Hill Road
Benton, PA 17814

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