Pattison, Rita

Written by David Green.

Rita J. Pattison, 85, of Gardner Street, Fayette, Ohio, died Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at her home.

She was born July 14, 1926, in St. Joseph County, Mich., to the late C.J. and Lu Lu (Swinehert) Wright.

Rita grew up in the Three Rivers, Mich., area and later moved to Fayette where she was employed by and retired from Fayette Tubular Products. She fostered and mentored numerous young children in the Fayette area, and enjoyed reading and the challenge of puzzle books.

She is survived by a brother, Harold Wright, of Florida; a sister, Carol Troxell of Marcellus, Mich.; long-time foster daughter and friend, Lori (and Carroll) Kern of Kunkle, Ohio; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Bob, and three sisters, Dorothy, Doris and Pauline.

According to her wish, Rita will be cremated, and there will be no public visitation or services. Funeral arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home-Barrett Chapel in Fayette.

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