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Rita Mary Sharples
SWANTON: Rita Mary Sharples, age 61, of Swanton, Ohio, died Thursday evening, March 28, 2013 at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee.
She was born November 19, 1951 in Fremont, Ohio to Dana and Florence (Rumery) Edmonds. On December 26, 1982, she married Gary Sharples.
Rita was an EKG Technician at the Fulton County Health Center in Wauseon. She loved her work and the people she worked with. She enjoyed spending time at the lake and laying out along the beach, and loved music. Her favorite season was springtime, and spending time with her grandchildren.
Left to cherish her memory is her loving husband of 30 years, Gary; mother, Florence; children, Carol (Jim) Wuest, Jody (Howard) Miller, Gary, Jr. (Moza) Sharples, and Jennifer Feigenbaum; nine grandchildren; siblings, William "Bill" (Lynn) Edmonds, Yvonne (Maury) Hall, Lea (Dr. James) Ball, and Madeline Dubbert; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Rita was preceded in death by her father, Dana; and sister, Theresa Clemons.
Family and friends may visit Thursday, April 4th from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 204 Chestnut St. in Swanton (419.826.2631). A service celebrating Rita's life will be held Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Donna Stutzman officiating. Burial will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ronald McDonald House.
Online expressions of sympathy may be made at www.weigelfuneralhomes.com
Published in the News Herald on Apr. 2, 2013