Rita Hochstetler

October 16, 1936 - April 29, 2002
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Rita M. (Ruffini) Hochstetler, 65, of New Philadelphia died April 29, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.Born October 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Rudy and Wilma (Conley) Ruffini. Rita retired from Miller Studio in New Philadelphia after working as a hand decorator for 30 years. She was …

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Rita M. (Ruffini) Hochstetler, 65, of New Philadelphia died April 29, 2002, at her residence following an extended illness.Born October 16, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Rudy and Wilma (Conley) Ruffini. Rita retired from Miller Studio in New Philadelphia after working as a hand decorator for 30 years. She was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed traveling, camping, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren and family.Surviving is her husband of 19 years, Eli J. Hochstetler, of the home, whom she married December 2, 1982; two daughters, Sally Vance of Dover and Linda (Jeff) Lesjak of New Philadelphia; three sons, Bob Demattio of New Philadelphia, Tom (Tammi) Demattio of New Concord, Terry (Adela) Demattio of Miami, Florida; four sisters, Irene (Bruce) Herron of Salem, Rose (Terry) McDonald of Zanesville, Lianne (Wayne) Martin of Roxboro, North Carolina, Theresa (Clarence) Clum of New Philadelphia; a brother, Rudy Ruffini and Rita of New Philadelphia; twelve grandchildren; and two step-children.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Alpeter and Katherine Moore.In accordance with her wishes, a private memorial service will be held at a later date and there will be no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 201 W. 3rd Street, Dover, Ohio, 44622

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Born: October 16, 1936
Died: April 29, 2002

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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.

 

Johnny, Myra and Heather Huston and Isabel (Mati) Mesa posted on 5/12/02

We are truly sorry for the loss of your beloved Rita. The news saddens our hearts, life is a difficult road but the hand of God will always guide us and provide us the strength we need to continue. Haus..please remember you have family in florida and look forward to a visit. May God bless you and your wonderful family.

 

Liz, Mike and Roxanne Smith posted on 5/2/02

Memories keep the one you loved close to you in spirit and thought and always in your heart, today and forever. Thinking of you with sympathy, Liz, Mike and Roxanne

 

carl weber posted on 5/2/02

thinking of you with deepest sympathy. carl weber.

 

Bill & Nancy Burger posted on 5/2/02

We are sorry for your loss, May the Lord comfort you during this time.

 

ann white posted on 5/1/02

rita was a good friend, a fellow bowler on wednesday morning and will bw missed by all of us

 

Dan McGraw II posted on 5/1/02

In our thoughts and prayers.

 

Angie Keith Marlene Schlabach posted on 5/1/02

We are very sorry for your loss are prayers are with you.God Bless

 

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