Friday, January 11, 2013


Rita J. Riegle, 80, of Greenville, passed away at 11:53 a.m., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Dayton. Rita was born April 18, 1932 in Darke County, Ohio and the daughter of the late Floyd D. and Leona A. (Grimes) Gessler.

She was a homemaker and retired from the maintenance work at the Kettering Carillon Towers.

Rita enjoyed camping and family get togethers.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband William J. “Bill” Riegle. They were married December 31, 1954. Also by a son Douglas Lee Riegle.

Rita is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Wayne Lavy of Greenville; sons and daughter-in-law, Mark and Ramona Riegle of Greenville, Richard Riegle of Irving, Texas and Thomas Riegle of Arcanum; grandchildren, Janell (Jason) Ross, Nick (Elly) Lavy, Robert Riegle, Chelsea Riegle, Jessica (Travis) Qualls and Justin Riegle; 10 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Charlotte Gessler of North Carolina; sister and brother-in-law, Karen and Don Newbauer of Greenville; sister-in-law, Janice (Duane) Hansbarger; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 in the Zechar Bailey Funeral Home, Greenville, with Pastor Jeff Harper officiating. Burial will follow in the Oak Grove Cemetery, Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Monday from 1 p.m. until time of the services in the funeral home.

It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Greenville Area Rescue Squad. Condolences for the family may be expressed through

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