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Norma Belle Ritenour

Norma Belle Ritenour, 93, formally of Roanoke, IN, passed away at 4:10 am Friday, January 26, 2024, at Peabody Retirement Community in North Manchester.

Norma was born on March 30, 1930, in Elkhart, IN, the daughter of Ralph Brubaker and Edna (Leatherman) Brubaker. She married the love of her life Cecil Ritenour on July 30, 1948, in Liberty Mills, IN. They shared 39 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on December 17, 1987. Norma and her husband owned the Tall Pine Restaurant in Roanoke, and she was known as "Roanoke Pie Baker". Prior to the business Norma worked in food service for Huntington College, Lincoln Life of Fort Wayne, IN and the Y.M.C.A. She attended New Hope Church and volunteered at Lutheran Hospital in their transplant and rehabilitation departments. Norma was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Post #160 of Roanoke and the Roanoke Home Economics Club.

Survivors include her Daughter, Beverly (Kevin) Kocher of Beech Grove, IN; Sister, Elenora Eaton of Lafayette, IN; Brother, DeWayne Brubaker of North Manchester, IN; Four Grandchildren, Cathy (Frank) Patterson, Kimberly Hutchinson, Megan Russell, Jennie (Tom) Raber; Fifteen Great-Grandchildren; Fourteen Great-Great Grandchildren; and Daughter-In-Law, Belinda S. Ritenour of Roanoke, IN. She is preceded in death by her Father, Ralph Brubaker, Mother, Edna Brubaker, Husband, Cecil Ritenour, Son, David Ritenour, Brothers, Devon Brubaker, Ralph Brubaker, Sisters, Phyllis Ritenour, Helen Broyles, and Grandson, Andy Hartle.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Friday, February 2, 2024, at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm at Bailey-Love Mortuary with Pastor Ray Seilhamer officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery North Manchester, IN.

Preferred memorials to the Cancer Services of Huntington County, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN, 46750.

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