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April 5, 1931 - January 15, 2023
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Rita Jane Kayser Kersker, 91, died at 4:10 p.m. January 15, 2023, with family by her side. She was born on Easter Sunday, April 5. 1931, in Lima, Ohio to Thomas and Marie (McGuire) Houseworth who both preceded her in death.
Rita was a graduate of St. Gerard High School and she retired from Highland County Florida Department of Agriculture in Sebring, Florida.
On September 28, 1984, she married Richard “Dick” Kersker who preceded her in death.
She is survived by three children, Linda (Lonnie) Kline of Romulus, MI, Michael (Linda) Kayser of Lima, Patricia (Martin) Pierce of Lima, and stepdaughter, Linda Lamb of Lima; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and two sisters-in-law, Sharon Houseworth of Mansfield, and Patricia Brannon of Heath.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by an infant daughter, Julie Kayser; daughter, Joyce Krock Pohlabel; son-in-law, Robert Pohlabel and step son-in-law, Michael Lamb; brother,William Houseworth; infant sister, Patricia Houseworth; three brothers-in-law, James Kayser, Robert (Betty) Kayser, Clarence (Dorothy) Kersker and sister-in-law, Betty Bassitt and former spouse, Clarence Kayser.
Services celebrating Rita’s life will begin at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at CHILES – LAMAN FUNERAL AND CREMATION SERVICES, SHAWNEE CHAPEL. Father Mike Sergi will officiate the servivce. Entombment of cremated remains will be at a later date in the Gethsemani Cemetery Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, prior to the service at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.