Rita Elizabeth Sills

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Rita Elizabeth Sills

September 20, 1921 - October 08, 2018

CUMBERLAND - Rita Elizabeth Sills, 97, of Cumberland, passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at The Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care.
Born Sept. 20, 1921 in Cumberland, Mrs. Sills was the daughter of the late Henry Sabastian Grabenstein and Clara Elizabeth (Ruppert) Grabenstein. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harold Sills; and a son, Richard Sills; as well as two brothers, Anthony "Bud" and Robert Grabenstein; and three sisters, Helena Grabenstein, Angela Mock, and Mary Llewellyn.
A homemaker, Rita was a member of Our Lady of the Mountains Parish. She was also a member of the Ladies Elks Lodge 63 and the Ladies Shriners.
Rita is survived by her son, Robert Sills and wife, Genie, Cumberland; her daughter, Rebecca Kakabar and husband James, Salix, Pa.; two sisters, Rosalie Robey, Cumberland, and Regina Niland, Woodbridge, Va.; seven grandchildren, Bryin Sills, Hollidaysburg, Pa., Karyn Ott and husband, Brian, Freeland, R. Timothy Kakabar and wife, Carole, Salix, Pa., Thomas "TJ" Kakabar and wife, Jean, Sidman, Pa., D. Scott Kakabar and wife, Kristine, Easton, Logan Files and husband, Brett, Fort Ashby, W.Va., and Josh Sills, Frederick; as well as eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Grabenstein, Cumberland.
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be conducted at the funeral home on Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at 1 p.m. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park.
A special thanks to the Lions Center and staff for all of their care and concern for mom over the years. The family requests that memorial be made to the activities department at the Lions Center, 901 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD, 21502.
Published on October 8, 2018
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