Leonard D. Ritter, 73, Neosho, died Jan. 2, 2012, at Freeman Neosho Hospital, following a lengthy illness.
Leonard was born June 5, 1939, in Seneca,, the son of Floyd J. and Gertrude C. (Hierholzer) Ritter. He lived in California for many years where he worked as a commercial painter and returned to the area in 2003.
He is survived by his step-mother, Lucille Ritter, Neosho; two brothers, James Ritter and wife, Wilda, Seneca and Larry Joe Ritter, Granby; and five sisters, Mary “Crickett” Warren, Elizabeth VanDorn and Joan Bynorth and husband, Douglas, all of Neosho; Bernice Theresa Johnson, Seneca and Carolyn Frona Beavers, Neosho.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, Floyd and Gertrude Ritter; a sister, Ann Ellis and a brother, Floyd Maurice Ritter.
The body has been taken for cremation and family services will be held at a later date.
Services under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Online condolences may be posted at www.clarkfuneralhomes.com.