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Rita Joyce Crites, 80, of Cumberland, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
Born August 21, 1937, in Cumberland, Mrs. Crites was the daughter of the late Okey Thomas Kenney and Bessie May (Oglesbe) Kenney. She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Theresa Joyce Edwards.
A homemaker, Rita enjoyed yard sales, flea markets, bingo, and, most importantly, spending time with her grandchildren.
Rita is survived by her daughter, Linda Scarlett and husband, Jim, Pinto; and her sisters, Virginia Nazelrod, Cumberland, and Frances Hughes, Chestertown. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Shawn, Tiffany, and Christopher Edwards, and Jason Scarlett; her great-grandchildren, Tyler, Seth, Malachi, Alexis, Mia, Lee, Lane, and Carter; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Adams Family Funeral Home P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com), on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at 1 p.m., with the Rev. David Dayhoff officiating. The family will receive friends two hours prior to the service.
Published on October 16, 2017
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