2012-12-15 / Obituaries

Joan Rittenhouse

Funeral services for Joan Rittenhouse of Hebron will be held Saturday, December 15, 2012, at the First United Methodist Church, 88 North 5th St., Newark, at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Mark Chow officiating.

Joan was born on February 3, 1941, in Cleveland, to the late Clayton and Emily (Amey) Vaughan. She died 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; 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 High School Class of ‘59 and received her BS in Education from Ohio University. She taught elementary physical education 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, and Trinity Episcopal Church, where she was a member of the Altar Guild. She loved to read and was a member of several book clubs, cross stitch, quilt, golf, and attend her grandchildren’s sporting events and recitals. She was an American Red Cross blood donor. She and Larry would follow the OSU Buckeyes to their bowl games when they could.

Friends may call on Friday, December 14, 2012, from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, December 15, 2012, from noon to the time of service at the First United Methodist Church, 88 North 5th St., Newark. Visit www.CrissSchoedinger.com to share a memory about Joan or to sign an online guestbook.

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

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