Ruth Elizabeth Schopp Kitterman

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Ruth Elizabeth Schopp Kitterman, 74, of Lowell, Ark., passed away on May 19, 2015. She was born on Dec. 17, 1940, in Seligman, to Milton Roy and Nora (Hudson) Schopp.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jerry Kitterman in 2011; brothers, Aaron, Ross, Wayne, and Robert Leroy Schopp; a sister, Catherine Little; mother- and father-in-law, Ralph and Bertha Kitterman; brothers- and sister-in-law, Ligah Pope, Thomas Fletcher, and Linda Kitterman.

Ruth was married to Jerry Ralph Kitterman on Sept. 2, 1958. They were married for 52 years.

She graduated as valedictorian at Southwest High School in Washburn, class of 1959. After graduation, she joined her husband in New London, Conn., where he was stationed with the Navy. After he returned home from the Service they moved to West Fork, Ark.

Ruth worked for West Fork Schools for 32 years, starting as a secretary and bookkeeper and then as an administrative assistant to the Superintendent. She retired in 2001.

Ruth and Jerry moved to Lowell in 1988. She was an active member of Silent Grove Baptist Church in Springdale, Ark., for several years. She served as treasurer, Sunday school teacher, and choir member.

Survivors include sons, Jerry Allen Kitterman and wife Rachel of Mr. Vernon, Ind., Joe Dean Kitterman and wife Marsha of Lowell; grandsons, Joshua and wife Courtney, of Bella Vista, Ark., Nicholas and wife Leanne of Sherman, Texas., Garrett, and Grady Kitterman, both of Mt. Vernon, Ind.; step-grandchildren, Kyle Hayes and Amber Scott; great-grandchildren, Abby, Asher, and Connor Kitterman; step-great-grandchildren, Noora Parker, Dante Rodriguez, and Holden Scott. She is also survived by a sister, Virginia Stokes and husband Jake (J.D.) of Rogers, Ark.; brothers-and sisters-in-law, Frances Schopp of Rogers, Ruth Fletcher of Overland Park, Kan., Bonnie and Jim Scott of Bella Vista, Ark., Bob and Kitty Kitterman of Rogers, Ben Kitterman of Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were held on Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the Rollins Funeral Home Chapel of Rogers. She is interred in Tucks Chapel Cemetery in Rogers, Ark.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to Silent Grove Baptist Church, St. Jude Children's Hospitals, or the charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements were by Rollins Funeral Home of Rogers, Ark.