Meadville Tribune

Obituaries (Archives)

December 10, 2012

Rita Harvey Gill

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. — Rita Harvey Gill, 74, of Locust Grove, Ga., passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012.

She was born at Pettis Corners, Meadville, on Jan. 28, 1938, to the late Charles and Virginia Roche Harvey.

She was a 1955 graduate of Cochranton High School and joined the U.S. Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in 1956. She served her country in the Army Air Force Exchange Service. Rita was one of the last of the WAC before it became part of the regular Army.

She was a parishioner of St. James the Apostle Catholic Church. She was a member of the American Legion and the Women of the Moose. She enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren, reading and crocheting.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Jerry Gill of Locust Grove; children, Connie (Jeff) Carman of McDonough, Alisa (Jay) King of Punta Gorda, Fla., and Tom (Kelly) Gill of Locust Grove; grandchildren, Johnny (Kristin) Carman, Joe (Cassie) Carman, Jimmy Carman, Douglas Caswell, Kacie Caswell, Matthew Gill and Caroline Gill; great-granddaughters, Jaclyn and Josie Carman; siblings, Bud (Clarence) (Sandy) Harvey, Jack Harvey and Nancy (Bud) Hunt, all of Meadville; sisters-in-law, Jean Harvey of Meadville, Cheryl (Steve) Hibberts of Richmond Hill, Ga., and Linda (J.W.) Ousley of Austin, Texas; and dearest friend, Carol Odomot of Stockbridge, Ga. She also was survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Thayer and Ethel Scowden Harvey, and Charles and Nancy Wheeler Roche; and two brothers, Stephen and Michael Harvey of Meadville.

Memorial services were conducted Dec. 1 from the chapel of Haisten Funeral Home, with Monsignor Terry Young as celebrant and Col. John Anzalone (U.S. Air Force retired) as eulogist.

Friends visited the family one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made to the Henry County Veterans Museum at Heritage Park, 99 Lake Dow Drive, McDonough, Ga. 30252; or the Museum’s Account at any Henry County Suntrust Bank locations in memory of Rita.

Arrangements were under the direction of Haisten Funeral Home, 1745 Zack Hinton Parkway South, McDonough, Ga. Condolences can be sent at haistenfunerals.com.

There will also be a full military service on Jan. 28 at Millidgeville, Ga.

 

1
Text Only
Obituaries (Archives)
  • Darwin C. Williams

    April 20, 2014

  • James R. Zakostelecky

    April 20, 2014

  • Elery Leroy Smith

    Elery Leroy Smith, 86, of Guys Mills, died Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Marquette Hospice House, Meadville.

    April 20, 2014

  • Roy Donald Ferris

    Roy Donald Ferris, 86, a resident of 23773 Mackey Hill Road, Cambridge Springs, passed away at his home on Sunday, April 20, 2014, of a short illness following a two-year battle with cancer.

    April 20, 2014

  • Joseph Walter Clark

    Joseph Walter Clark, 13, of Meadville (Vernon Township), died at home Friday, April 18, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

    April 19, 2014

  • Jerome (Jerry) Logan Bossard

    Jerome (Jerry) Logan Bossard, 86, of Townville, passed away Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Saint Vincent Medical Center, Erie.

    April 19, 2014

  • Elery Smith

    April 19, 2014

  • Edward Eugene Smith

    Edward Eugene Smith, 65, of Meadville, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at his residence.

    April 19, 2014

  • Pearl Marie Holcomb

    Pearl Marie Holcomb, 85, of Cambridge Springs, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, April 17, 2014.

    April 19, 2014

  • Edward Eugene Smith

    Edward Eugene Smith, 65, of Meadville passed away recently at his residence.

    April 18, 2014

  • Jim (The Janitor) Vorous

    Jim (The Janitor) Vorous, 60, of Meadville, passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at his residence.
    He was born Aug. 10, 1953, in Grove City, a son of Floyd Paul Vorous and the late Hazel Marie Burnette Vorous.

    April 16, 2014

  • Lois E. Manross

    Lois E. Manross, 87, of Southwoods Assisted Living Community, Titusville, died peacefully at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014, surrounded by her loving family at her residence following a lengthy illness.

    April 16, 2014

  • Rae Jean Isaly

    Rae Jean Isaly, 55, of Meadville, passed on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Meadville Rehab and Nursing Home.

    April 16, 2014

  • Paul M. Horrobin

    Paul M. Horrobin, 84, of Conneaut Lake, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at UPMC Hamot in Erie.

    April 16, 2014

  • William (Bill) Allen Buttray

    William (Bill) Allen Buttray, 53, of Meadville, passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence. He was born April 16, 1960, in Meadville, a son of Karl D. Buttray and Pauline D. Slayton.

    April 16, 2014

  • Sandra S. Loper Payne

    Sandra S. Loper Payne, 67, of Conneautville, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, April 14, 2014, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born a daughter of Dora M. (Doodee) Onspaugh Loper and the late Robert E. Loper on Sept. 13, 1946, in Geneva. She married William Payne March 27, 1965. He survives.

    April 16, 2014

  • Mary Lou Longstreth Brown

    Mary Lou Longstreth Brown, 86, of Erie, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at Millcreek Manor. She was born July 25, 1927, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late William and Estelle Baker Longstreth, and had resided in the Erie area for most of her life.

    April 16, 2014

  • Raymond Franklin Waid

    Raymond Franklin Waid, 65, of Franklin, Va., passed away at his home and went to be with his Lord on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Mr. Waid was a native of Meadville, a son of the late Walter Franklin and Meredith Eynon Waid.

    April 15, 2014

  • Nels G. Juleus

    Nels G. Juleus, 88, formerly of Meadville, passed away on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Rest Haven Nursing Home in York. He is survived by his loving wife of almost 67 years, Jackie Ott Juleus.

    April 15, 2014

  • John Allen Burns

    John Allen Burns, 86, a lifelong native of Woodcock Township, Crawford County, passed away in his sleep in the late evening hours of Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center.

    April 15, 2014