2014-03-29 / Obituaries

Rita A. Wells

Rita A. Wells, age 71 of Thornville, formerly of Somerset, died March 23, 2014, at Autumn at the Lake in Thornville.

Rita was born December 27, 1942, near Somerset, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Anna Evelyn Davisson Rhodes.

She was a member of the World Harvest Church in Columbus and a prayer partner for many years on the Break Through Prayer Line. She was a 1961 graduate of Sheridan High School and the 3-B School of Beauty. Rita was a cosmetologist in Somerset for many years.

She is survived by two sons, Jeff (Rhonda) Wells of Glenford and James (Lisa) Wells of Thornville; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husbands, Rex N. Wells (Dec. 26, 1996) and David Orr (September 15, 2010); three sisters, Cheryl L. Rhodes, Connie Hupp and Carol Sims; and one brother, Eddie Rhodes.

She will be cremated at her request. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014, at the Bope- Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset, with Rev. Dr. Winfield Strout officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home in behalf of Rita’s funeral expenses at PO Box 188, Somerset, OH 43783. www.bopethomasfuneralhome.com

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