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Loretta "Rita" Warren

November 29, 1945 November 11, 2018
Loretta "Rita" Warren
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Loretta “Rita” Warren, age 72, of Wauseon and formerly of Luckey, OH died Sunday, November 11, 2018 with her family by her side at her daughter Deborah’s home in Wauseon.

Rita was a longtime resident of Luckey, OH where she and her late husband Jerry Warren raised their six children. Rita owned and operated Luckey Laboratories for many years. She then moved to Findlay and became a bus driver having driven for Blanchard Valley Center, later retiring. She has lived with her daughter Deborah and son-in-law Dennis for the past year and half.

Rita was born November 29, 1945 in Hueysville, KY to Naith and Fannie (Moore) Shepherd. The family moved to Ohio when Rita was 9 years old. Rita and her 10 siblings were raised on the family farm where her days were nothing but hard work, school, church and not much time for anything else. Rita was full of stories from the hills of Kentucky to present day.

Rita married Jerry Warren April 28, 1969 in Toledo, OH until his passing in June of 1999. She is survived by one daughter Deborah (Dennis) Knapp of Wauseon, OH, five son; Scott Warren of Norcross, GA, Lynn (Lori) Warren of Woodville, OH, Jeff (Kathy) Warren of Allentown, PA, Ronald (Joanne) Warren of Toledo, OH, Thomas Warren of Toledo, OH, 19 grandchildren; Kendra, Tyler, and Jonathan Warren, Allen (Amanda) Knapp, Brandon (Emily) Knapp, Taylor Knapp, Sophie Warren, Ryan Miller, Derek (Kim) Warren, Erika Warren, Tiffany (Dan) Gagnon, Jeremy Warren, Nick Warren, Andrew (Caroline) Warren, Justin Warren, Michael Warren, Chris Haas, Chad Warren, Heather Warren, 15 great-grandchildren; Kerrie Olea, Ryan Miller Jr., Korbin Warren, Braxton Barton, Bryce and Braelynn Warren, Noah and Tony Warren, Hunter Meyers, Baby Ellie Knapp, Dacey and Lucas Gagnon, Matthew and Amia Warren, Baby Zoey Knapp, sisters; Emma Jean (Tom) McCalla of Harold, OH, Colleen (Dale) Hudson of Monroe Falls, OH, many nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband Jerry, Rita was preceded in death by her parents, brothers; Fred Shepherd, Jewel Shepherd and Birdrick Shepherd, sisters; Carolyn Adkins, Annie Patton, Oval Frayley, Shirley Benjimen and Charlene Shepherd.

Family and friends will be received 2-8 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 110 W. Main Street, Luckey, OH. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 15, 2018 with an additional time of visitation from 10 a.m. until time of service. Officiating, will be Pastor Chuck Whitmire. Interment will be in the Troy Township Cemetery, Luckey, OH. There will be a bereavement luncheon served at the Troy Webster American Legion Post #240, 335 Park Drive in Luckey, immediately following the cemetery committal service. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: the family c/o Debby Knapp. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at: www.marshfuneralhomes.com


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Visitation

Wednesday

14

Nov

2:00 PM 11/14/2018 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/14/2018 8:00:00 PM
Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home Luckey

110 W Main St
Luckey, Oh 43443

Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home Luckey
110 W Main St Luckey 43443 Oh
United States

Service

Thursday

15

Nov

11:00 AM 11/15/2018 11:00:00 AM
Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home Luckey

110 W Main St
Luckey, Oh 43443

Pastor Chuck Whitmire, officiating.

Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home Luckey
110 W Main St Luckey 43443 Oh
United States

Luncheon

Thursday

15

Nov

12:30 PM 11/15/2018 12:30:00 PM
Troy Webster American Legion Post #240

335 Park Ave
Luckey, Ohio 43443

There will be a bereavement luncheon served at the Troy Webster American Legion Post #240, 335 Park Drive in Luckey, immediately following the cemetery committal service.

Troy Webster American Legion Post #240
335 Park Ave Luckey 43443 Ohio
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Troy Township Cemetery Final Resting Place

525 Krotzer Ave
Luckey, Ohio 43443

525 Krotzer Ave Luckey 43443 Ohio
United States

Memorial Contribution

Memorials may take the form of contributions to the family.

C/O Debby Knapp
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