2008-04-05 / Obituaries

Rita E. Holdridge

Rita E. Holdridge, 53 of Lancaster, died Monday, March 31, 2008, at her residence.

She was a custodian for Lancaster City Schools and had worked for Sneads Restaurant. She was a member of St. Michaels United Church of Christ in Baltimore.

She is survived by her husband, Nick Holdridge; daughter, Traci (Craig) Notestine of Lancaster; grandson, Jacob Schwalbach; mother, Dorothy Vannatta of Baltimore; sisters, Frances (Ron) Hite of Canal Winchester, Beverley Vannatta of Columbus, and Linda (Jim) Murphy of Lancaster; brothers, Don Vannatta and Walter (Carolyn) Vannatta all of Baltimore; step-son, Stuart Holdridge of Lancaster; several nieces, nephews, and close companions, Salt, Pepper, and Oni.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Elmer and Lillie Miller. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Michaels United Church of Christ in Baltimore, with Jill Dunlap officiating. Caring Cremation has taken place by the Frank E. Smith Funeral and Crematory, 405 N. Columbus St., Lancaster, Ohio 43130. Memorial gifts may be given to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, Ohio 43130 or American Cancer Society Central Region-FAIR, 870 Michigan Ave, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

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