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Mary Elaine Ritter
  • September 27, 1950 - October 5, 2013
  • Potterville, Michigan

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Mary Elaine Ritter, 63, of Potterville, died October 5, 2013. Mary was born on September 27, 1950, in Jackson, the daughter of Royal and Dorothy (Zimmerman) Ritter. She graduated from Charlotte High School in the class of 1968 before attending Ferris State and receiving a degree in Political Science. She returned to Potterville and worked as an underwriter with the Lansing Insurance Agency and the David Chapman Agency in Lansing. Following her retirement, Mary enjoyed her work in local politics. She was in her second term as the Benton Township supervisor at the time of her passing. She was an active member in the Michigan Township Association and an active volunteer with the Charlotte Recycling program. Mary was also a devout member and trustee of the Potterville United Methodist Church and was actively involved with the Order of the Easton Star. Mary is survived by her mother, Dorothy Ritter; sister Phyllis (Christopher) Reynolds of Alabama; brother, Dan Ritter; two nieces, Abbigail and Hannah; and her aunts, uncles and cousins. She was predeceased by her father, Royal Ritter in 1999, and her brother, David Ritter in 1965. Funeral services will be Tuesday October 8, 1:00 pm at Potterville United Methodist Church. The family will receive visitors Monday 2-4 and 6-8pm at the Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Interment will follow at Benton Twp. Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Potterville United Methodist Church, Brookfield Chapter 352 Order of the Eastern Star, or Potterville Benton Emergency Services Association (PBESA).Arrangements by Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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