Rosa Esther Ritenour


Rosa Esther Ritenour, 84, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, in Winter Haven, Florida.
She was born Dec. 10, 1934, in New Paris, Indiana to the late Jonas and Dalila (Burkholder) Yoder.
She had been a resident since 1973, coming from South Bend, Indiana. She was a registered nurse for 66 years, and was still actively working.
Esther was a member of Grace Brethren Church of Sebring, served as a deaconess, and was strong in her Christian faith.
She is survived by her daughter Merlinda Hobbs of Sebring, Florida; son Dana Ritenour (Paula) of Sebring, Florida; grandchildren Joel Hobbs (Karyl) of Winter Haven, Florida; Steven Ritenour (Cindy) of Avon Park, Florida; Alaina Christov (Ivo) of Brandon, Florida; Katelin Yandow (James) of Sebring, Florida; Kendra Hobbs of Jacksonville, Florida; great grandchildren Daisy Landress; Sydnee Yandow; Abel Ritenour; Mabylene Hobbs; Lynix Ritenour; Remyngton Hobbs; Lorelei Yandow; Addison Christov and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Along with her parents, Esther was preceded in death by her husband Dewayne Ritenour and nine siblings. Visitation will take place Friday, Feb. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. at Grace Brethren Church with Pastor Ben Russell officiating. Interment will follow in Bougainvillea Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Brethren Church of Sebring, Deacon Fund; 3599 Thunderbird Road, Sebring, FL 33872.
Arrangements are entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870
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