Of Turtle Creek, age 86, died peacefully on Thursday, June 24, 2021.
Beloved and precious mother of Debra Derdock of Turtle Creek, Cheryl (Monty) Neel of MD and Victoria Taylor of Turtle Creek.
Loving grandmother of Lindsay (Jason) Anderson, Daniel (Nora) Neel, Taylor Jackson, Randi Jackson, Roni Taylor, Marcus Taylor, Alec Jackson and Cameryn McDaniel.
Dear great-grandmother of Kai and Rayne Anderson, Clare Neel, Savier and Natalie McFarlane and Kip Davis, III.
Sister of Kitty (late Bill) Kubicko, Joanie (late Henry) Caprara, the late Barbara (late Pete) Jordan who died this past Monday, June 21, and nine other siblings who have preceded Rita in death.
Rita is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Rita was a 1953 graduate of Turtle Creek High School where she was voted the Snow Ball Queen. She loved to sing and dance and enjoyed any party and celebration. Upon retirement from The Linen Center in Murrysville, Rita became a child caregiver to her grandchildren and many other children and was known as ‘Grandma DeDe’ to all of them. She will forever be remembered when hearing the refrain that she sang, as she ‘loved everybody a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck’.
Friends are welcome on Friday, July 2, from 2-4 & 6-8 at Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Turtle Creek / Monroeville Chapel, 1111 Monroeville Ave., Turtle Creek, 412-823-9350 where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 12 noon.
Rita will then be laid to rest in Good Shepherd Cemetery.