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Rita Simpkins

October 16, 1941 — August 26, 2021


Rita Mae Simpkins, age 79, entered into the arms of the Lord on August 26, 2021. She was born October 16, 1941 to the late Richard C. Diehl and Annie Catherine (Wagner) Diehl. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband; Dennis. She is survived by her daughters; Christina Martin, Tamara Simpkins, Jessica (Darryl) Cottrell, brother; Dennis Diehl, six grandchildren; Scott Sigley, Richard Martin, Annie Facemyer, Robin Simpkins, Jacob Cottrell, Cora Allen, nine great grandchildren; Tristen Facemyer, Shyanne Campbell, Dennis Campbell, Mia Sigley, Arijana Sigley, Henry Allen, Lucas Allen, Wyatt, Allen, and Lydia Allen. Rita ran Simpkins trash for 28 years alongside with her husband. She enjoyed, sewing, being a homemaker, and gardening. She was formally a 4-H advisor and a member of the PTA. She was an active member of the Leasure Lad and Lassie Club and the Deerfield United Methodist Church. Private family services have been held and burial has taken place at Highland Memorial Park. Friends and family may share their online condolences at Arrangements are entrusted to Dean's Funeral Home Sebring, Ohio.

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