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Rita H. Sowd

1924 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Rita H. Sowd Obituary
age 93, passed away on Saturday,
Oct. 7th, 2017 surrounded by her
loving family. She was a life resident
of Canton and had worked for
several insurance agencies. Rita was
a member of Saint Michael the
Archangel Catholic Church and in
retirement was active in Meals On
Wheels, Trirosis and Saint Michael's
Sociable Seniors.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Woodrow G. Sowd; parents,
Richard and Thecla Gellenbeck; brothers, Earl and James
Gellenbeck and son-in-law, Timothy Kazakis. Rita is survived by
her children and their spouses, Michael and Ann Sowd of Uniontowm,
Ronald Sowd of Bolivar, Peggy and Ray Stoffer of Olmsted
Falls, Nancy Kazakis of Massillon and Edward Sowd of
Nevada City, Calif; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
sister, Doris Pertl and many nieces and nephews. The family
would like to express their gratitude to the staffs of the Canton
Regency Assisted Living and Crossroads Hospice for their
wonderful care.
Family and friends will meet on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Saint
Michael the Archangel Catholic Church for a Mass of Christian
Burial with Father Donald King as celebrant. Burial will be in
Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 10-11 a.m.
at the church. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Akron-
Canton Regional Food Bank, 350 Opportunity Parkway, Akron,
Ohio 44307. Condolences may be made to:
(Lamiell 330-456-7375)
Published in The Repository from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10, 2017
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