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Lois Ritt

February 7, 1939 — September 21, 2019

Lois K. (Gries) Ritt of Peoria passed away after a brief illness on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Peoria.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Ritt of Peoria, and her sister Betty Smith of Metamora. Lois is also survived by her two sons and their families including Tim Witzig and Frank Maiocco, of Glen Ridge, NJ and Sam and Katie Witzig of West Orange, NJ, and their son, Eli.

Lois was a host of the television show Romper Room first in Peoria and later in St. Louis, MO. She started a family during this time and moved to New Jersey. She would later return to Peoria and resided there for the rest of her life. She will be deeply missed by those mentioned as well as nieces and a nephew across several states who remember happy times with Aunt Lois.

A memorial visitation will be held at Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home at 428 West McClure Avenue, Peoria, IL on Thursday, September 26 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to the ASPCA.


SEP 26. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (CDT)

Cumerford-Hurd Funeral Home
428 W. McClure Ave
Peoria, IL 61604

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