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Rita L. (Griffith) (VanVolkinburg) Speights

June 25, 1938 ~ September 28, 2021 (age 83)

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Rita L. (nee Griffith) (VanVolkinburg) Speights, 83, wife of the late Gerald J. Speights, passed from this life on September 28, 2021 at Newfane Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  Born on June 25, 1938 in Portsmouth, OH, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Bertha Griffith.


Rita retired from Portsmouth, Ohio Unemployment office.  She was a talented baker and loved her children and grandchildren unconditionally.

Rita is survived by children, Randy (Sharon) VanVolkinburg and Kimmarie (VanVolkinburg) Page; grandchildren, Jason, Randy, Jr. and Toni; one great-grandchild, Jaylynn; siblings, Susie, Jean and Freda and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Private interment in Jacobs Cemetery, Lucasville, OH. Professional arrangements are under the care of the Goodlander family, Otto Redanz Funeral Home.  Share condolences and memories at GOODLANDERCARES.com


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