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Born on June 10, 1928, in Overton County, Bonnie was the oldest daughter to Harley and Alice Brown. She was a member of the Muddy Pond Baptist Church.
Bonnie was proceeded in death by her parents; her husband of 64 years, Charles Ritter; brothers, Bill, Owen, Lawerence and Hanson Brown; sister, Imagene Fuller; and grandsons, Andrew Branham and Christopher Davenport.
Mrs. Ritter is survived by sisters, Norma Donathan, Emma Cline and Dorothy Marshall; husband, Jon Marshall; brothers, Noel and Clarence Brown; daughters, Patricia Branham and Kim Davenport; grandchildren, Jenni Lillie, Angie Meadors, Christy Graham and Chascidy Davenport; great-grandchildren, Macey, Madison and Paxton Meadors, Olivia and Christopher Graham, and Anna and Justin Lillie.
Chuck and Bonnie owned Ritter's Grocery in 1972 and then purchased the Ritter's Hardware and Ben Franklin store on Main Street in Crossville. Mrs. Ritter retired from Flower's Bakery in 1993.
Bonnie enjoyed cooking, time spent with her friends and family, and living her life dedicated to her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She was known for her kind heart and willingness to help anyone in need.
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'" - Erma Bombeck
"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going." - John 14:1-4
Hood Funeral Home and Crematory, LLC (www.hoodfuneralhome.com) was in charge of the arrangements.
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