Rita Cantrick

Obituary of Rita P Cantrick

Rita Pauline Cantrick, 100, of Clarks Summit, PA, formerly of Mentor, Ohio, met her Saviour, Jesus Christ face to face on June 20, 2020. Born on November 21, 1919, in Chardon, Ohio, she was the youngest child of Carlos and Rhea Smith Collier. She attended school in Munson, Ohio. She was the devoted wife of Jonathan Cantrick who predeceased her on March 30, 2006, and the much-loved mother of Judith Ann Ellsworth (Donald) and Joan Lee Stout (Robert). Rita had been an active member of Calvary Baptist Church, Painesville, Ohio, where she served as a Sunday School teacher, church clerk and in many other capacities through her many years there. Rita worked in the furniture industry as a secretary and a sales person at Van Joslin Furniture and Atlas Furniture in Painesville. In November, she celebrated her 100th birthday with both of her children, all 7 of her grandchildren and many of her 31 great, and great-great grandchildren as well as the residents of Willowbrook Place Senior Living, Clark Summit, Pennsylvania, her most recent residence. Rita’s century-old body deteriorated but her mind remained sharp. She was always ready to beat any takers in a game of Skip-Bo or Bingo. She was preceded in death by siblings Duane, Kenneth, Cecil, Murray, Virgil and Ruby. She is survived by sister, Carolyn Ellis of Texas, brother-in-law, David Cantrick of Painesville, as well as her daughters, Judy(Don) Ellsworth of Clarks Summit, PA, and Joan (Bob) Stout of Orwigsburg, PA, Grandchildren Donald (Becky) Ellsworth,Jr., Geoffrey (Susan) Elsworth; Jennifer (David) Crispell; Stanton (Joyce) Frey; Brett (Micah) Frey; Ashley (David) Galarza; Stephanie (Adam) Vietmeier; great grandchildren and great great granddaughters; nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 10:00AM until the services at 11:00AM at Johnson Funeral Home, 368 Mentor Ave., Painesville, Ohio 44077 with burial to follow in Concord Cemetery.
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Saturday
27
June

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, Ohio, United States
440-357-7544
Saturday
27
June

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Johnson Funeral Home
368 Mentor Avenue
Painesville, Ohio, United States
440-357-7544
Saturday
27
June

Interment

12:00 pm
Saturday, June 27, 2020
Concord Cemetery
Route 608
Concord, Ohio, United States