Precious Ritter Sign

Precious Sarah Ritter, age 58, of Lamar, MO passed away June 6, 2020, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, MO.
Precious was born August 25, 1961 in El Dorado Springs, MO to Hiram E. Sparks and Betty Lou (Howard) Sparks. Precious attended El Dorado Springs High School. Precious worked as a LPN  and enjoyed bowling, color by number, sewing, doing plastic canvas, singing, dancing and loved Chex Mix.
Survivors include three sons, Brian Ruth, Deepwater, MO, Carl (Amy) Ruth, Golden City, MO and Christopher Ruth, Lamar, MO; five daughters, Patricia (Mark) Miller, Ionia, MI, Victoria Lynn and partner Billy Elder, Golden City, MO, Kathleen (Shae) Conaway, Lamar, MO, Christina Ruth, Lamar, MO and Tamera (T.J.) Barnes, Pittsburg, KS; three brothers, Homer Sparks, Lamar, MO, Donald Sparks, Rusk, TX, and Hiram (Peggy) Sparks, Kansas City, MO; one sister, Patricia Stump, Rusk, TX; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that loved her dearly.
Preceding Precious in death were her parents, her partner Warren Grove, and a sister Kathy Haynes.
The funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at Daniel Funeral Home.
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#12 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2020-12-26 04:54
Merry Christmas mamma. I miss you so much. I just wanna call you and talk to you and hear you laugh and tell me everything is gonna be okay. I miss you so much mom. I love you
#11 TexasTrish stump 2020-08-25 16:46
Sissy / mama Happy Birthday in Haven i miss you every day i know you are watch over us donnie miss you to sis / mama we love u so much
there times i want to call u and i cant im so lost with out you all love u mama aka sissy
#10 Golden City, MoChristina Ruth 2020-08-20 19:44
I miss you mom so much. So much has happened since you passed. It’s not the same. I know your up there with dad and grandpa and all them dancing and bowling. I know you’re watching over me you and dad both. I love you guy so much and I miss you both
#9 Lamar, MODenzil Voorhees 2020-06-26 23:00
Your mom was a very friendly lady..always speaking wherever we it Wal-Mart, city hall, Good Samaritan or the Fair..she will be missed.
#8 Carthage moJuanita Parker 2020-06-10 22:13
Gone to soon but never forgotten we love and miss you
#7 TexasTrish stump 2020-06-10 18:25
Sissy / mom i will always miss you and love you
and donnie too love you he will miss u alot too
mitch too we always love you so munch you / Fly High sissy aka mom with are sister's and mom and dad and papa Warn .............
#6 Lamar, MOAngie Schlichting 2020-06-10 17:14
Christina and Tamera, you ladies are in my prayers, so sorry for your loss. I am glad I got to be your troop leader many years ago! Your mom kept me on my toes!
#5 Eau claire miChristine Green 2020-06-10 02:35
Kat and shae, i am so sorry for your loss. Keeping both of you in my thoughts and prayers. Chrissy

rayers. Love ya.
#4 Lamar,MoGail Hamilton 2020-06-10 02:31
I loved spending time with Precious at the fair, setup days we would reconnect and she would update me on her kids, grand kids and great-grandkids. I do to know if you all know how proud she was of all of you She will be greatly missed, my heart breaks for all of you. I am so sorry for your loss, please know I’m keeping you in my prayers.
#3 Golden city moVictoria lynn 2020-06-10 00:35
Love you so much mom miss you

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