Obituary of Helen Irene Fritter

Helen Irene Fritter, age 102, resident of Ft. Scott, KS, died Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Guest Home Estates in Ft. Scott.

She was born on September 21, 1918, in Ft. 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 Ft. Scott at Key Work Clothes until marriage.

She married Johnnie Fritter of December 2, 1945, in Ft. 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 2 sons, Jim Fritter, Sheldon, MO, and Jack Fritter and wife Marilyn, Richards, MO; 3 grandchildren, Dennis, Daniel, and Kyle Fritter; 9 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.

Rev. Chuck Russell will conduct graveside services at 10:00 AM Monday, November 16th, at the Memory Gardens Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 AM 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, Ft. Scott, KS 66701. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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