Cora RitterCora Ritter, 98, died January 13, 2015 at the Cumbernauld Village in Winfield, KS.Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m.., Saturday, January 17, 2015 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. Visitation will be held Friday, January 16, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., no family night is scheduled. Burial will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven. A memorial has been established with Samaritanâ€™s Purse and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home. Â For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Cora Emma McGregor Ritter was born in South Haven, on October 9, 1916 to Viola (Kufus) and Floyd McGregor. She and her four brothers, Manley, Harold, Donald and Ronald, grew up on a farm east of South Haven School, known as the â€œBlankâ€ farm, now the Wolf farm. After graduating from South Haven in 1936, Cora attended Wichita Business College, and during those years she sang in a trio called â€œThe Modernettesâ€. The Group could be heard on radio station KFBI, where Cora met her future husband, Glenn Leonard Ritter, who was a technician at the station. Cora and Glenn were married in 1938, and they raised two sons, Stanley Mack and Kenneth. During WWII, while Glenn was stationed in London with the Office of War Information, Cora and son Mack lived with her parents in Emporia. She lived in Wichita from the ages of 18-92, when she moved to Winfield to be near her brother Harold.Cora was preceded in death by her parents, husband Glenn, brother Harold, and sisters-in-law Glorine and Sally McGregor. She is survived by her brother Manley (wife Millie) McGregor and brother Don McGregor of Edmond, and brother Ron (wife Wilma) McGregor of Salem, Oregon.Direct descendants are son Mack Ritter (life mate Linda Brown) of Santa Barbara; Kenneth Ritter (wife Vivian) of Evergreen, Colorado; grandchildren Don Ritter (wife Carol, children Kali and Elena) of Portland, Maine; Stan Ritter (wife Joan, children Allison, Megan, Andrew and Connor) of Glassboro, New Jersey; Rob Ritter (wife Jan, children Katie and Jake) of Columbia, Missouri; Kelli Ritter Hoyberg-Nielsen (husband Dan, children Jessika and Patrik) of Ft. Collins, Colorado; and Jeff Ritter of Denver. Cora had one great-great granddaughter, Aleeah Ritter, Mackâ€™s great-granddaughter. At the time of her death, Cora had 13 nieces and nephews, 32 great nieces and nephews, and more than 50 great-great nieces and nephews.Cora will be remembered for her lovely alto voice, and even in her final years, people remarked on her harmony while singing the â€œoldâ€ hymns. She often played piano accompaniment for her four singing brothers in their younger years. She grew African Violets, winning ribbons for her efforts at the African Violet Society shows in Wichita in the 1960s and â€˜70s. Many people who knew Cora will remember her devotion to her religious beliefs and to Bible Study. The counsel she offered to her friends and relatives will lone be cherished.Many relatives of Cora once lived or are still living the South Haven area, including nieces Judy Hill, Dianne Gile, Nancy Quillin, and Paula Sterns (daughters of Manley and Millie McGregor); Winifred Nash, Carol Melugin, Bob McGregor, Becky Rierson (children of Harold and Glorine McGregor); first cousins Sue Jean Kufus Harris, Wayne Kufus, Barbara Adams Knox, Ernest Clevenger and Joan Clevenger Stanley; her late cousins Glen and Benny Barber; her late uncles George (wife Erma) and Frank (wife Bess) Kufus, and late aunts Leona Kufus Clevenger (husband Joe) and Flora McGregor Mirt. Her long-time friend Nancy Cain resides in Wellington. Her daughter-in-law is Vivian Howell Ritter, daughter of Ray and Bertha Howell (owners of Howell Grain Elevator from 1958-1978).