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EDYTHE LAUGHEAD-RITTER


EDYTHE J. LAUGHEAD-RITTER Edythe J. Laughead-Ritter, 84, died Jan 9, 2013, at VNA Hospice House in Vero Beach. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, and lived in Sebastian, Fla for 25 years, coming from Bethlehem, PA in 1987. She was retired from Reiss Knitwear, Allentown, PA. She was a member of St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church in Sebastian where she also served as a member of the choir and ECW. She was a hospice volunteer for VNA hospice for 13 years and also enjoyed working as a volunteer for Council on Aging in Vero Beach as well as being very active in the Navy Armed Guard Merchant Marine in Fellsmere. She loved to dress up as a clown, and joyfully entertained those who were in Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities in Indian River County. Edythe was very active at her church and loved to sing in the choir, played Mah- Jongg weekly with friends for many years, visiting with the sick and home bound and enjoying her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Edythe J. Clemons and her husband Wiliam of Vero Beach, Jo-Anne Williams and companion David Miller, Joseph Laughead, Jr. and wife Brenda of Hellertown, Pennsylvania, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph T. Laughead, Sr. The family will receive friends at the Fountainhead Funeral Home from 10 AM until time of service on Monday, 1/14. Funeral services will be at 11 AM in the Fountainhead Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Dave Newhart officiating. Interment will follow in the Fountainhead Memorial Cemetery. At a later date there will be a celebration of life service with communion at St. Elizabeth's in Sebastian with a luncheon afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to VNA Hospice House, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 32960 or St. Elizabeth's Episcopal Church, 901 Clearmont St, Sebastian in memory of Edythe. Fountainhead Funeral Home, Palm Bay, is in charge of services. Paid Obituary


Published in the TC Palm on Jan. 11, 2013
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