Rita Rose Drees
September 19, 1925 ‒ April 22, 2019
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