Rita Jean UpthegroveNovember 2, 1948 ~ May 14, 2017 (age 68)
Rita Jean Upthegrove, age 68, passed from this life on Sunday, May 14, 2017 at approximately 6:21 p.m. at her residence in Lima.
She was born on November 2, 1948 in Lima, Ohio to the union of Franklin John and Glenna Marie (Clemens) Upthegrove; both parents preceded her in death.
She was employed at Grob Systems and was formerly employed at Upthegrove Insurance Agency. She was a member of New Life Christian Ministries, she also served as past treasurer of the NAACP.
She leaves to cherish her precious memory a son; Richard J. M. Hutchins of Lima. 2 daughters; Rae-Jean M. House (Bobby) of Lima and Rochelle J. M. Hutchins of Morgantown, WV. 9 grandchildren; Eric (Tyesha), DeQuavious, Ravon (Brittany), Altonese (Angelo), Tony (Rashida), Bobbie (Kiara), TreiLynn (Devin), Shawntel and ShaRiyah. 23 great grandchildren. 3 brothers; Glenn M. Upthegrove (Ereen) of Newport News, VA. Robert Reid of Raleigh Durham, NC. Joseph Reid (Laverne) of Clinton, NY. A sister-in-law; Melanie Reid of Coraopolis, PA. An uncle David Upthegrove (Carolyn) of Lake Villa, IL; and an aunt; Bernice Upthegrove of Lima. 2 special sons; LaVarous Tolbert and Keith Walker. Sister friends; Dorothy Parks, LaVerdia Duncan, Ora Lynn Scott, Ida Garrett and Mae Barcus.
She was preceded in death by a brother; Milton Reid. 2 sisters; Sylvia Gable and Barbara Richardson. A stepmother; Margaret J. Upthegrove. 2 uncles; Melvin R. Clemens and J. Alfred Upthegrove.
Home going services will be held Saturday, May, 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at New Life Christian Ministries with Rev. Damian Tibbs, officiating.