NEWELL - Rita E. LaNeve, 89 of Newell, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the Stone Pear Pavilion in Chester following a brief illness.
Rita was a lifelong resident of Newell and was born here on Nov. 24, 1924, to the late Dominick and Josephine Pranno LaNeve.
Rita attended the former Wells High in Newell and she retired from the Decorating Shop at Homer Laughlin China Company on Jan. 11, 2002, after 59 years.
She was devoted member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Chester as well as the Church's ladies guild.
Rita will be deeply missed by her sister with whom she resided, Ann LaNeve; her very close four nieces and six nephews, Josephine Matthews, Cheryl Hissam, Carla Simcox, Mary Allison, John Yanni, and John, Richard, Kevin, James, and Michael Manypenny; and many great- nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, preceding Rita in death was her brother, James LaNeve; and seven sisters, Mary Yanni, Antoinette Peluso, Rose Ruggire, Dorothy Hicks, Margaret Falascino, Frances Manypenny, and Deloris Adkins.
Friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, Aug. 25, at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester where they will be present from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A Rosary will be prayed on Monday evening at 7:30 p.m.
The Rev. Father Eric Antwi will preside over a mass of Christian Funeral on Tuesday, Aug. 26, at 10 a.m. at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, followed by interment at Columbiana County Memorial Park.
You may view this memorial and send condolences at www.arnerfuneralchapel.com