GREENVILLE - Anita L. (Clingenpeel) Fritz, age 71, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 7:31 p.m. March 7, 2013, at her residence.
Anita was born June 11, 1941, in Richmond, Ind., to the late Frederick L. Clingenpeel Sr. and Gertrude M. "Trudy" (Lane) Wilson.
Anita is survived by her son, Charles A. Sayre of Greenville; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle L. and Rick Kerney of Yakima, Wash.; stepgrandchildren, Brett Shelton of Yakima, Wash., Shannon Magana of Zillah, Wash., and J.M. Kerney of Seattle, Wash.; two stepgreat-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Sheila and Homer Baldwin of New Carlisle; sister-in-law, Martha Clingenpeel of Wilmington, S.C.; and a special thank you to Melissa Thomas and her family for all their help and support.
In addition to her parents, Anita is also preceded in death by her husband, Chester R. Fritz on Aug. 13, 2004, whom she married June 16, 1984; infant daughter, Charlene K. Sayre; brothers, Frederick L. Clingenpeel Jr. and Ronald Clingenpeel; and sister, Carole Ann Bunger.
Anita was a homemaker and formerly worked at Wal-Mart and Hallmark in Greenville. Anita enjoyed genealogy.
A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville with Rev. Hershel Fee officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Versailles.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or Breast Cancer Research. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com