Rita E. Wiesner (1924 - 2017)

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Rita E. Wiesner, 93, of 551 School Road, St. Marys, Pa., died at Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, Pa., on Wednesday morning, Sept. 27, 2017.
She was born Aug. 1, 1924, in St. Marys, Pa., a daughter of the late W. Carl and Ilene Schaffer Rittenhouse.
On Dec. 29, 1951, in St. Tobias Catholic Church, Brockway, Pa., she married the late Francis S. Wiesner.
Rita graduated from Brockway Snyder High School and then from Mercyhurst College as a teacher. She taught school in Sigel, Pa., and later at St. Marys Public High School and the Parochial School in St. Marys.
She was a member of the St. Marys Catholic Church, the CD of A and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.
She is survived by two daughters, Ruth (Dennis) Ross and Eileen (Gary) Millsop, both of St. Marys; two sons, Karl Wiesner, Springfield, Va., and Andy (Kim) Wiesner, State College, Pa.; two grandchildren, Connie (Matt) Gasbarre, Kane and Jim Millsop, Washington, D.C.; and one great-grandson, Luke Gasbarre.
She was preceded in death by her parents, W. Carl and Ilene Schaffer Rittenhouse and her husband, Francis Wiesner, who died Sept. 4, 2004.
Visitation will be at the Lynch Green Funeral Home, 151 N. Michael St., St. Marys, Pa., on Friday from 5-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated at the St. Marys Catholic Church, Church Street, St. Marys, Pa., on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Peter Augustine Pierjok, OSB, Pastor, as Celebrant. Burial will take place at St. Tobias Catholic Cemetery, Brockway, Pa.
Memorial contributions may be made to the .
Lynch-Green Funeral Home is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be placed at www.lynchgreenfuneralhome.com.
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Published in The Courier Express on Sept. 28, 2017
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