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Lucy Childers Ritter

Lucy Childers Ritter, 80, of Bowling Green died Sunday, September 22 at the Bowling Green Medical Center. She was born October 6, 1932, a daughter of the late Thomas Davener Childers and Iona Mae Viles Childers and 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 the Western Kentucky University Health Service. 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, Wyoming 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 11:00 a.m. Thursday at First Christian Church with burial in the Viles Cemetery in Butler County, Kentucky. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson-Vaughn-Phelps Funeral Home and again from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at the First Christian 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.

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