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 Family and Friends may call 1 to 2 pm Tuesday January 5, 2021 at Westerville Community United Church of Christ, 770 County Line Rd., Westerville followed by a private family service at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the WARM or to Westerville Community United Church of Christ

I was saddened to learn of Rita's passing. I worked with Rita many years ago and was always greeted with a friendly "Good morning", her wonderful smile, and her calming spirit. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Elaine Brown Foxen

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Obituary for Rita Shade

Rita Shade 1931-2020

Rita Shade

10/02/1931 - 12/23/2020

Rita G Shade passed peacefully at home on December 23, 2020. Rita was born on October 2, 1931 to Lyall and Leta Barnhard in Mansfield Ohio.  She lived in Sunbury Ohio and married the love of her life Albert J Shade and moved to Columbus in 1957. Rita was an amazing lady that was loved by everyone that knew her.  She worked at Nationwide Insurance for many years then took time off to raise her children and returned to Nationwide until her retirement from the treasurers office. She lived her life as an example to everyone with her faith in Christ and her kindness to others. Rita was an avid Buckeyes fan and could be found watching and coaching from the comfort of home when they were playing. Rita is survived by her son Jack Shade, daughter Lori Shade, Granddaughters Danielle Morgan and Kara (Derek) Rollyson, and Grandsons Shane Morgan and Tyler Shade, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson. Also surviving her is her sister-in-law Barbara Wright and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Al Shade and her parents Lyall and Leta Barnhard, her sister Nelda Barnhard Shoaf.