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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#22 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2022-01-01 14:06
Happy New Years mom…so many good things have happened wish you were here to see it all happening mom. I love you
#21 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2021-12-26 00:50
Merry Christmas mom…it definitely was a struggle again this year without you…I love you so much mom
#20 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2021-12-21 10:23
I miss you mom…every single day I wish you were still here. It’s not the same without you…I love you mom
#19 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2021-11-26 12:34
Happy late thanksgiving! I miss you so much and i love you mom
#18 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2021-11-07 14:20
Hi mom, I miss you so much. There’s days where I don’t want to get out of bed because I miss you and dad so much. I know you guys are watching over me and just know I love you guys and miss you so much
#17 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2021-08-25 08:10
Hey mom, today’s going to be especially hard…it’s your birthday…I miss you so much mom. Not a day goes by without me thinking of you. I miss you and dad both so much. I love you mom happy birthday
#16 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2021-07-05 03:09
I miss you mom…so much. So much has happened since you’ve been gone, tomorrow is my second birthday without you and it doesn’t feel right still…I love you mom so much
#15 Golden city moVictoria Lynn 2021-06-24 16:56
Hi mom I miss you so so much not a day go's by that I dobt think about you and dad wish you guys was still here for is to love you give you a kiss and a hug love you mo.
#14 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2021-06-06 06:52
Well mom it’s been a year…one long year without you…4 years without dad…I feel lost without you both here to tell me that everything is gonna be okay…I miss you and dad both so much…I love you both
#13 Golden City, MOChristina Ruth 2021-05-09 14:41
Happy Mother’s Day mamma. I miss you and love you so much! I know you and dad are together watching over everyone, just wish I could hear you guys one more time and hug you both! I miss you both so much! I love you mamma.

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