Rita L. Daniel (October 19, 1918 – April 17, 2011)

Rita L. Daniel, 92, of Zanesville, died at 3:55 a.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011 at the Genesis Hospice-Morrison House. She was born, in Zanesville, on October 19, 1918, to the late Ronald and Bertha Weidig Lawson. Rita was a member of the St. Nicholas Catholic Church. She and Lawrence shared many interests including collecting Southeastern Ohio pottery and following many sports, especially Ohio teams. After Lawrence’s death, she lived independently at the Apartments at Cedar Hill where she made many new friends, often visiting others who did not enjoy the good health that she did. Complications from a stroke suffered on April 8 brought an end to her wonderfully full and long life.

Surviving are two daughters, Patricia (Roy) Thornton of York, SC and Barbara (Tom) Von Bergen of Boca Raton, FL; a son, Dr. Terry Daniel of Hinckley, OH; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a special nephew, Thomas (Barbara) Fulkerson of Zanesville.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving her husband of seventy years, Lawrence E. Daniel; a brother, Ronald Lawson; four sisters, Lillian Basehart, Bernadine Fattler, Mary Fulkerson and Mildred Hissam; and a daughter-in-law, Dr. Shirley Daniel.

Friends and family may call from 11:00 a.m. till time of funeral at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday April 19, 2011 at the Bolin-Dierkes Funeral Home, 1271 Blue Ave., Zanesville with Rev. Mr. B.N. Peterson officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, Lawrence, at Zanesville Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of The Apartments at Cedar Hill and the staff of Genesis Good Samaritan Hospital and Genesis Hospice for their special friendship and care of Rita.

Memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 925 Main Street, Zanesville, Ohio 43701 or to Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care, 713 Forest Avenue, Zanesville, Ohio 43701.

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