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March 16, 2013

Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Fritts

Dec. 9, 1922 - March 15, 2013

— Elizabeth L. “Liz” Fritts, 90, Lafayette, died at 10:38 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013, at Indiana University Arnett Hospital in Lafayette, where she had been a patient for the past 10 days.

Elizabeth was born Dec. 9, 1922, in Logansport, the daughter of the late Aloysius and Margaret Roach Hollie. She attended Ft. Wayne schools and was a graduate of St. Vincent Orphanage High School. Elizabeth married Donald A. Fritts, June 10, 1941, in Logansport. He preceded her in death Nov. 14, 1999.

She worked as a receptionist at Arnett Clinic for many years, retiring in 1984, and later worked in the professional library at St. Elizabeth Hospital from 1994 until her recent illness.

Elizabeth was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and the St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary.

She is survived by two daughters, Donna Pillittere, Lewisville, Texas, and Joni Bratcher, West Lafayette; two sons, Ronald Fritts, Kokomo, and Eric Fritts, Chicago; three sisters, Mary Craighead, Ft. Wayne, Agnes Hollie, Lafayette, and Cecilia Wilson, Logansport; 11 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Helms; and a brother, Martin Hollie.

There will be no visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Lafayette, with Fr. Tim Aklire and Fr. Paul Graf officiating. Entombment will follow in Tippecanoe Memory Gardens Mausoleum.

Hahn-Groeber Funeral & Cremation Services is caring for the family. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.

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