Rita Hedlund

Obituary of Rita M. Hedlund

Smethport- Rita M. Hedlund, 91, of Winter Haven, Florida, formerly of Smethport, died Friday (January 2, 2009) in Winter Haven, FL.She was born June 4, 1917 in East Smethport, a daughter of Rural and Rillia Smith Evens. In July, 1933, in East Smethport, she married Claude M. Rittberg, who died on April 24, 1973. She then married Arnold E. Hedlund on Feb. 16, 1979, in Kissimmee, Florida. He died October 17, 1986.Mrs. Hedlund attended Smethport Schools and was a housewife. She had been employed by the McKean County Home, now Sena Kean Manor, as a cook for some time. She was a member of American Legion; Bucktail Post #138 Auxillary of Smethport.She is survived byone daughter: Beverly Fielding of Haines City, FL one son: Ronald Rittberg of Cyclone, PA13 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 8 great great grandchildrenIn addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Claudia Stickles, 1 brother, and 2 sisters.There will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date, and will be announced by the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.
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