Rita A. Tanner

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Rita A. Tanner

May 22, 1952 - November 01, 2018

Rita A. Tanner Rita A. (Tyrrell) Tanner, 66, of Watsontown, died Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, at Watsontown Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born May 22, 1952, in Washington, D.C., a daughter of William and Rita (McCormick) Tyrrell of Vienna, Va. On June 28, 1996, Rita married Richard J. Tanner who survives. They celebrated 22 years of marriage together this year.

Rita was a 1970 graduate of Marshall High School, Falls Church, Va., and then went on to earn her bachelor's degree in elementary education from James Madison University Class of 1974.
She was employed by Mifflinburg Children's Center, retiring in 2015.
Rita loved walking in the woods, photography, fishing, and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Rita is survived by two daughters and one son-in-law, Sara and Dennis Shultz of Moshannon and Megan Davis and her companion Bill Reyda of Northumberland; two stepdaughters and their spouses, Verna Tanner and Caroline Geist of Olympia, Wash., and Linda and Steve Patt of Quinton, Va.; four grandchildren, Hanna Godley, Molly Maxwell, and Ian Maxwell, all of Moshannon and Lance Garza of Gum Springs, Va.; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, William Tyrrell and Steve and Staci Tyrrell, all of Fairfax, Va., and John and Pamela Tyrrell of Moyock, N.C.; and two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lynn and Bob Ballard of Ashville, N.C., and Margaret Tyrrell of Gainesville, Va.

Rita was preceded in death by one daughter, Katherine Davis.

At Rita's request there will be no services and her ashes will be scattered at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Local arrangements are being handled by Dale Ranck Cremation & Funeral Care, 125 N. Front St., Milton.
Send online condolences at HeffnerCare.com.
Published on November 5, 2018
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Timothy Sullivan
Nov 09, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Rita Always made me smile.
lynett hunter
Nov 07, 2018
I lost touch with Rita over the years but she holds a special place in my heart. I will cherish my memories of her,the girls and times we spent together. Prayers to Dick and all her family. The girls babysat my daughter Megan and I worked with her a Nottingham. She will be missed.
Tykie Carrol and Mom
Nov 07, 2018
We want you to know how much we are thinking of all of you. You have our thoughts and prayers. Anything we can do please let us know. Love You All!!
Nov 07, 2018
Nov 07, 2018
Hannah Godley
Nov 06, 2018
Dick, thank you so much for caring and loving my grandmother! I am so appreciative of that every single day. She will be missed and carried in our hearts forever.
Sara Shultz
Nov 06, 2018
Dick I am so thankful my Mom had you. She loved you immensely. I will miss her every single day.
Margee Tyrrell
Nov 06, 2018
Dick, thank you so much for your love and care of my sister. She truly loved her life with you!