Ethel L. Ritter, 97, of Bellevue was born Feb. 6, 1910, in Defiance to Frank Fockler and Frances (Todd) Fockler Davey, now deceased.
She was a member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Bellevue. She married Paul J. Ritter on Oct. 11, 1928. He preceded her in death Jan. 16, 1977.
Mrs. Ritter is survived by her granddaughter, Gloria (Steven) Ayres of Sandusky; and her son-in-law, Thomas Hessick of Bellevue.
She is preceded in death by her husband; her daughter, Kay A. Hessick in 2004; brothers, Clarence and Fred Fockler; and sisters, Betty Topol, Goldie Colvin and Thelma Wetzel.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Veterans' Section. The Rev. Dr. Robert Bottoms will officiate. Auxter Funeral Home, Bellevue, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Bellevue Care Center; or Hospice of Memorial Hospital