- August 19, 1912 - May 19, 2010
- Bentonville, Oklahoma
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Courtney, Elizabeth E. passed away on May 19, 2010 in Bentonville, Arkansas at the age of 97. She will be laid to rest with her parents, and her sister and brother. Elizabeth was born August 19, 1912 in Richview, Illinois and moved to Tulsa with her family as a child. She became a member of Boston Avenue Methodist Church in 1922 and attended services there until moving to Gravette, Arkansas in 1988. Elizabeth graduated from Tulsa Central High School and earned her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tulsa. Upon graduation Elizabeth began her teaching career at Franklin Elementary where she taught for six years. She transferred to Lombard Elemenary for the opportunity to become a librarian, and remained there until she retired in 1977. Elizabeth's entire life revolved around family even though she did not have not of her own. We, the family who she adopted, as we adopted her will never forget her love and kindness and her unprecedented generosity. She will serve as a model for our future conduct. In a very real sense, Elizabeth is survived by Dr. and Mrs. Ralph Courtney Ritz of Gravette, Arkansas and their three children, Dr. Clark Ritz, Courtney Ritz, and Alex Ritz, and by Robert A. Ritz of Tulsa, and his son Vincent Blaine Courtney Ritz. She will also be greatly missed by another member of the family, Frank Slane of Tulsa.
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