Rita Rose Drees

September 19, 1925 ‒ April 22, 2019

Marion, Ohio

Rita Rose Drees, age 93 of Marion, passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Dewolfe House of Marion.

Rita was born in Minster, OH on September 19, 1925 to the late Joseph and Katherine (Arling) Drees. She graduated from Minster High School in 1943.

She was employed by Marion Reserve Power in Sidney, Ohio which later became Ohio Edison Company, and after more than 43 years retired in 1991.

Rita is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She was a charter member of the former ABWA, member of the Marion Ohio Edison Girls Club, Ohio Edison Retirees Club, and the former AARP Chapter 1010 of Marion County. Rita volunteered at St. Mary Church, the Marion Catholic High School, Mobile Meals, and served over 9200 hours for the Med Center Auxiliary. Rita enjoyed reading, crocheting, and needlework.

She is survived by a sister, Janetta Virgo of Cazenovia, NY and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard Drees and Henry Drees; two sisters: Catherine Eileiman and infant twin sister, Teresa Drees.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, April 25, 2019 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 251 North Main Street, Marion at 10AM with Fr. Thomas Buffer officiating; Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery in Minster, Ohio.

The Snyder Funeral Home, Gunder/Hall Chapel is honored to be serving the Drees family; condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com

  • I am sorry to hear of the loss of Rita. I work at Marion Medical Campus (the old MedCenter) and I would see her at the gift shop where she volunteered. She was always friendly to me and we always had nice conversations about life in general and her days in Minster. My prayers go out to her family.

  • My sincere condolences at the passing of Rita. We were neighbors for over thirty years. We both loved our gardens and caring for our yards. Her flowers were always beautiful. I think of her fondly when I see the assorted pinks of garden phlox.

  • I knew Rita through her work at St. Mary Church and I delivered Mobile Meals to her for several years. She was always such a pleasant person. Rest in Peace, Rita!

  • I worked with Rita at Ohio Edison in the 1970’s and early 1980’s. I always admired the attention to detail and accuracy that Rita applied to her work. She enjoyed her responsibility of billing Ohio Edison’s largest and most important accounts. She was a quiet person but always pleasant and friendly. May you rest in peace Rita.