Rita Foster

April 16, 1949 - November 12, 2017
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Rita L. Foster, 68, of New Philadelphia, passed away in Union Hospital at Dover on November 12, 2017 following a period of declining health.

Born in Dover on April 16, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Howard W. Cline and Mary A. Elson Cline Buechele.

Rita’s professional career spanned numerous years with …

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Rita L. Foster, 68, of New Philadelphia, passed away in Union Hospital at Dover on November 12, 2017 following a period of declining health.

Born in Dover on April 16, 1949, she was the daughter of the late Howard W. Cline and Mary A. Elson Cline Buechele.

Rita’s professional career spanned numerous years with Union Hospital in their housekeeping department. In 1974, she married William G. Foster, Sr. who survives.

Her passions included her family and friends, gardening, camping, and traveling.

Rita’s family includes her husband; her children, William (Christy Vitt) Foster, Jr., Floyd (Kris Singree) Foster, Eric (Kim) Belknap, Shawn (Brenda) Belknap, and Susan (Allen) Freeland; her step-children, Bob (Melody) Switzer, Melissa Foster, James Foster, and Donald (Tricia) Foster; numerous grandchildren and step-grandchildren; her siblings, Carol Gerber, Dorothy Landis, and Ronald (Barb) Cline; and step-brothers, Charles (Wilma) Buechele and Delbert (Connie) Buechele.

In addition to her parents and step-father, Charles Buechele, Rita was preceded in death by her daughter, Melissa Renee; five siblings; and her father and mother-in-law, Floyd H. and Mary M (Cox) Foster, Sr.

Visitation will be held Thursday, November 16, 2017 in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover from 9:30 to 11:30 AM, with Pastor Doug Kilchenman officiating a service at 11:30 AM.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 9:30 am

End Time: 11:30 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

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5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

Service Information

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 11:30 am

Geib Funeral Center at Dover

Address:

5600 N Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH, 44622

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Born: April 16, 1949
Died: November 12, 2017

Condolences for Rita Foster

Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Buffy Jo Mathews posted on 11/21/17

I am so sorry for your loss. I knew Rita and her family when I was little. She was an amazing lady.

 

Joe & Cindy Parsons posted on 11/16/17

We are saddened by this news. Wishing you peace, comfort, and courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

 

Gerry Tinor posted on 11/15/17

I worked at Union Hospital and remember Rita well. She was always kind, friendly, and smiling. My sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in many happy memories. Gerry Tinor

 

posted on 11/15/17

I wish the Foster family and other friends my condolences at this time of sorrow. - Tom Sweitzer

 

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