Rita Joyce (Beatty) Lemley, 79

NEW CUMBERLAND — Rita Joyce (Beatty) Lemley, 79, of New Cumberland, W.Va., left to be with the Lord on Feb. 7, 2018, at Weirton Geriatric Center. Rita fought a hard battle after two debilitating strokes in 2016.

Rita was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. After retiring from Fox’s Nursing Home after 27 years as Medical Records Director, she enjoyed cooking for her family, spending time with her husband of 54 years, and swimming in her pool.

She loved weekends at Seven Springs, bowling with her friends, and yelling at Steelers games.

Rita was a devout Christian and a lifetime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in New Cumberland, where she was a member of the Ladies Aide and choir, and was a member of the VFW Post 3526 Auxiliary. Rita loved having a C.C. & 7 and had the most infectious laugh.

She leaves behind her husband, William “Herb” Lemley; sons: Brett (Tracy) Lemley of New Cumberland, Troy (Lorie) Lemley of New Cumberland, Jeff Lemley of Thurmont, Md., Michael Lemley of Hamilton, Ohio, and William Lemley of Hamilton; grandchildren: Gabrielle Lemley of New Cumberland, Chayce Lemley of New Cumberland, Michael (Kari) of Hamilton; great-grandchildren: Landon Overson of Utah and Lucas and Ember Lemley of Hamilton; siblings: Patricia (Ed) Reese, James (Joyce) Beatty, Christine (Bill) Spencer, and Linda Beatty, all of New Cumberland. Rita also leaves behind friends, family, and her loyal dog, Bear.

Rita was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin “Meb” and Bernadine Beatty; her brother, David Beatty; and granddaughter, Lindsey Overson.

Viewing will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, at Turley Funeral Home in New Cumberland.

Services will be there at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, with Pastor Michael Rowe officiating. Rita will then be laid to rest at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Weirton, W.Va.