Joan Rittenhouse

Joan Rittenhouse

HEBRON: Funeral services for Joan Rittenhouse of Hebron will be held Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church at 1:00 PM with Rev. Mark Chow officiating.

Joan was born on February 3, 1941 in Cleveland Ohio to the late Clayton and Emily (Amey) Vaughan. She died Friday, December 7, 2012. She was 71.

Joan is survived by her husband, Larry Rittenhouse whom she married on July 1, 1995; daughters, Lee Ann (Loren) Wurster of Pickerington and Pam (Scott) Blaine of Powell; grandchildren, Samantha and Emily Wurster, Brody, Kaylee, and Jack Blaine; her brother, Clayton (Donna) Vaughan of Cincinnati; nephew, Danny (Elise) Vaughan and niece, Susanna (John) Burton and their daughters, Emily and Taylor; cousin, Jackie (Mark) Minich; and her cat, Lilly.

Joan was a member of the Circleville HS Class of '59 and received her BS of Education from Ohio University, taught Elementary Phys Ed in Newark Schools for 35 years. She was a member of the Licking County Retired Teachers Association, Harbor Hills Women's Club, Licking County and Buckeye Lake Historical Societies, A member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild. She loved to read, and was a member of several book clubs, a blood donor for the American Red Cross, cross stitch, quilt, golf, and attend her grandchildren's sporting events and recitals. She and Larry would follow the OSU Buckeyes to their bowl games when they could.

Friends may call on Friday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Saturday from 12:00 PM to the time of service at the First United Methodist Church, 88 North 5th St., Newark. Visit to share a memory about Joan or to sign an online guestbook.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trinity Episcopal Church, 76 East Main Street, Newark Ohio 43055 in her memory.


Funeral Home

Criss Wagner Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service
179 Granville Street Newark, OH 43055
(740) 345-9714

Published in the Advocate on Dec. 11, 2012