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Rita A. Wichael

November 29, 1942 May 8, 2018
Rita A. Wichael
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RITA A. WICHAEL, 75, of Springfield, went to be with her Lord and Savior following a brief illness on Tuesday morning, May 8, 2018 at Kobacker House, Columbus. She was born in Springfield on November 29, 1942, the daughter of the late Charles A. and Martha L. (Maley) McWilliams. Rita attended Anderson University and graduated from Wittenberg University, earning her B.A. in Education. Her 26 years of teaching kindergarten was spent entirely with the Northeastern School District, teaching at Westside Elementary and finishing at Rolling Hills. Rita was a member of Southgate Baptist Church and previously at Maiden Lane Church of God. While at Southgate, she was the director of the HEARTS Program. She also volunteered at the Pregnancy Resource Clinic for many years. Rita is survived by her husband of 55 years, Edward B. Wichael; two children, Amy (Doug) Wright of Hilliard and Jeff (Michelle) Wichael of Springfield; five grandchildren, Nick, Sydney and Ben Wright and Drew and Matt Wichael; and a niece, Abby McWilliams. She was preceded in death by her brother, David A. McWilliams. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 3:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Rita’s funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Maiden Lane Church of God with Pastor Eric Mounts officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Burial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pregnancy Resource Clinic, 1010 S. Limestone St., Springfield, OH 45505.

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3:00 PM 5/13/2018 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/13/2018 6:00:00 PM
Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory

830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503

Littleton & Rue Funeral Home and Crematory
830 N. Limestone St. Springfield 45503 OH
United States





11:00 AM 5/14/2018 11:00:00 AM
Maiden Lane Church of God

1201 Maiden Lane
Springfield, OH 45504

Maiden Lane Church of God
1201 Maiden Lane Springfield 45504 OH
United States

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Rose Hill Burial Park Final Resting Place

4781 South Charleston Pike
Springfield, OH 45502

4781 South Charleston Pike Springfield 45502 OH
United States

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