Verda O. Ritter, 96 of Syracuse, formerly of Talmage, passed away on Dec. 21, 2019, at the Syracuse Hospital.  She was born to Charles & Mary (Holmes) Ormsby on March 22, 1923, in LaSalle County, Ill.
Verda married Stanley Ritter on Aug. 23, 1955, in Seneca, Ill.  She worked as an RN and also was owner and partner in Kreimer’s Meat Market in Talmage.
Verda was an active member of Faith Lutheran Church and was the first female council member. She also served on the Rescue Squad, Talmage Library Board and Chamber of Commerce.
In 1998, she moved to Syracuse and later moved to Linden View in 2018.
She is survived by her daughters: Anne Kohler, Rita (Steve) Ruenholl, Teresa (Dean) Lesoing; grandchildren: Tim Kohler, Kari (Patrick) Schroeder, Brittany (Dan) England, Tara (Chris) Bohaboj, Brandon (Kate Edwards) Lesoing; nine great grandchildren; also many nieces, nephews and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Stanley, granddaughter: Kathy Kohler, son-in-law: Jim Kohler, brother: Ben Ormsby and sister: Mary Caldwell.
Graveside services were to be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery near Talmage. Church services were to follow at 11 a.m. at the Faith Lutheran Church in Talmage.
In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to family’s choice. Arrangements are by Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home in Syracuse.