The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


May 2, 2012

Letha Lee Kritz


Letha Lee Kritz, 101, of Neosho, died May 1, 2012, at Medicalodge in Neosho.
Letha was born Nov. 9, 1910, in Stark City, Mo., the daughter of William H. and Adah (Proctor) Siler. She graduated from Newtonia High School and Business College and had worked in Wichita, Kan., Tulsa, Okla., Kansas City, Mo., and Springfield, Mo., before returning to the area in 1972. She was a homemaker, an accomplished cook, was known for her quick wit, an active member of Neosho Area Widow to Widow and a member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Neosho.
Letha married Jack Kritz on Feb. 17, 1968, at Stark City. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a niece, Marilee Griffin and husband, Darren, Stark City; two great-nieces, Jennifer Sickenger, Springfield, and Della Cobb and husband, David, Stark City; a great-nephew, Scott Mark, Monett; and four great great nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by two sisters, Wilma Landreth and Mary Beth Jones; and a niece, Joanna Balmas.
Services will be Friday, May 4,  at 2 p.m. at St. John's Episcopal Church, Father Dan Erdman will officiate. Interment will be in the Neosho IOOF Cemetery and family will serve as pallbearers. Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Contributions in memory of Letha Lee may be made to the Altar Guild of St. John's Church in care of Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850. 
Arrangements are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho. 
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