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Rita M. Plyler, 83, of Union Township passed away the afternoon of Saturday, July 22, 2017, at her residence.
Rita was born Nov. 17, 1933, in Butler, a daughter of the late Lawrence J. and Anna Koehnen Nichter.
Her husband, Arnold G. Plyler, whom she married April 14, 1973, passed away April 28, 2006.
She was an active member of Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church, where she served as a deacon and was a member of the Clen-Moore Prime Timers group.
Rita enjoyed crafts, particularly quilting, painting and ceramics.
She loved spending time with her family, especially during reunions, picnics and holidays.
Rita is survived by three daughters, Sherry (James) Hannon of Landsdale, Pennsylvania, Rita Ann (Kenneth) Davis of New Castle and Paula (Larry) Campbell of Winston-Salem, North Carolina; two sons, Kip (Mary Ann) Rodgers of Lakeland, Florida, and Larry Rodgers of Boardman, Ohio; two stepdaughters, Rhonda Flores of Florida and Kristi (Tony) Henson of Austintown, Ohio; two stepsons, Steve (Amy) Plyler of New Castle and Michael (Marjorie) Plyler of Edinburg and Unity, Ohio; two sisters, Cathy (Jack) McCain of Butler and Joan (Jimmy) Haley of North Carolina; a brother, Regis (Liz) Nichter of Butler; and 30 grandchildren.
Rita was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
Calling hours will be 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 111 W. Falls St., New Castle.
Funeral service will be held at noon Friday at Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church with her stepson, Pastor Steven D. Plyler, officiating.
Interment will be in Knox Dale Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Knox Dale, Pennsylvania.
Memorial contributions may be made to Clen-Moore Presbyterian Church, 220 E. Clen-Moore Blvd., New Castle, Pa. 16105.
Condolences may be offered at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Published on July 24, 2017
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