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Carol J. (Shepard) Ritz

March 21, 1936 ~ May 20, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


RITZ, Carol J.

Age 87, of Greenville, passed away on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at the Brethren Retirement Community, surrounded by her loving family. Carol was born in Gordon, Ohio March 21, 1936, to the late Oscar and Mildred (Peden) Shepard. She retired from Rest Haven Nursing Home and spent many years working at Downing Fruit Farm and Hannahs Garden Center. Carol had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. She raised 3 wonderful daughters. Carol enjoyed many years of square dancing with the Treaty Squares and making quilts for her family and friends. She loved to bake and was well known for her pies. Carol loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Larry, by her parents, Oscar & Mildred Shepard and by her brothers, Roger and Jim Shepard. Carol is survived by daughters, Sheryll Ritz (David Wetzel) of New Madison, Peggy Dill & Mindy Kauffman (Tim) all of Arcanum; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; brother, Bill Shepard of Greenville and numerous other relatives and friends. Funeral service will be held on May 26, 2023 at 10:00 A.M. at the Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304, with burial to follow in Ithaca Cemetery. Visitation will be held on May 25, 2023 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent by going online to In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BRC Resident Aid Fund or Everheart Hospice of Darke County.

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May 25, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Kreitzer Funeral Home
204 N. Main St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Funeral Service
May 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Kreitzer Funeral Home
204 N. Main St.
Arcanum, OH 45304


Brethren Retirement Community
750 Chestnut St., Greenville OH 45331

EverHeart Hospice
1350 N. Broadway St., Greenville OH 45331


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