Helen Irene Fritter

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Helen Irene Fritter, 102, resident of Fort. Scott, Kan., died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Guest Home Estates in Fort Scott. She was born on Sept. 21, 1918, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Harry and Lessie Fetters Beal.

Following high school, Irene worked for a candy factory in Joplin, Mo., a tire factory in Kansas City, and then back in Fort Scott at Key Work Clothes until marriage.

She married Johnnie Fritter on Dec. 2, 1945, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death in 2004. Irene enjoyed quilting, playing cards, reading, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her family. She was an excellent cook with her specialties including noodles, hot rolls, and goulash. Irene attended the Clayton Christian Church in Eve, Mo.

Survivors include two sons, Jim Fritter, Sheldon, Mo., and Jack Fritter and wife, Marilyn, Richards, Mo.; three grandchildren, Dennis, Daniel, and Kyle Fritter; nine great-grandchildren, Denton, Grace, Dani, William, and Piper Fritter, Austin Bolinger, and Pierse, Parker, and Paden Dennison; and a special niece, Martha Fritter. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Bill Fritter; a brother, Lewis Beal; and a sister, Grace Bird.

The Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 16, at the Memory Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m., until leaving for the cemetery Monday morning at the Cheney Witt Chapel. Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Transportation Fund and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701.

Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at cheneywitt.com.