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Rita Ann (Speakman) (Whitt) Jennings


Service: 1:00pm Sat. December 1st, 2018
Location: Conroy Funeral Home

Jennings, Rita Ann (Speakman) (Whitt), 74, went to join her loved ones in heaven on November 22, 2018 in Good Shepherd: her parents, Robert & Flossie (Tripp) Speakman, her husbands, Don Grimm and Mike Jennings, her brother, Wayne Speakman, grandson, Martin McDonough Jr., grandparents, aunts, uncles, in-laws and special cousin, Sharon Morris. She lives in the memories of daughters and spouses, Susan “Lori” & Martin McDonough and Kimberly & Robert Sheppard; grandchildren, Adam & Rachel McDonough, Libby Sheppard, Logan Sheppard and Lane Sheppard; great-granddaughter, Lydia McDonough; nieces, Jamie Hanvey & family and Erin Hoffman; many cousins as well as extended family and best friend, Bea Allen. Rita was born in Springfield, OH on February 26, 1944, with this being home for the majority of her life. The happiest years for her, however, were those living in EZ Hollow (Blue Creek, OH) among the wildlife and trees and later sitting around the weekend bonfires and the Home Rd. house (Springfield) with family. Special thanks to Good Shepherd Village, especially the nurses and aides of unit 2, for the loving care provided to Rita. Also to, Tammy Haney for the help you always gave and being the “Chauffeur” for the many weekend shopping trips that she and Sharon took. A memorial service, to celebrate Rita’s life will be held on Saturday December 1st at 1:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service, in the CONROY FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Kevin Moehn officiating. The family invites anyone that wishes, to share a special memory or story of Rita during the service.
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Dear Jennings family. I’m so sorry to learn about your loss of Rita Ann. I’m sure that she is a great loss to you. At times like these few words console the hearts, but may the scriptural promise of the resurrection by Christ Jesus, as mentioned at John 5:28,29, bring you comfort at this time of great grief. (2Corinthians 1:3,4)

- M. Rose , Wednesday November 28th, 2018

I will miss you more than you will ever know the time that you were here with all of us will never be forgotten I love you Mama. Kimi

- Kimi, Tuesday November 27th, 2018

RIP Mom! You’re now free from the pain & struggles of this past year. Fly high.......! We love & miss you!

- Susan, Tuesday November 27th, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss, RIP Rita we had a lot of memories you will be missed. Love you always!

- Tami, Tuesday November 27th, 2018

I loved her so much, she was one of the sweetest ladies I ever met. I wish I could have got to see her before she had to go, live you cousin

- Nicki, Tuesday November 27th, 2018

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