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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