Rita Mary Wehrle

Born: Tue., Oct. 19, 1954
Died: Thu., Sep. 6, 2018

Private Services


1:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

Rosary Service

7:30 PM Mon., Sep. 10, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

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Rita M. Wehrle, 63, of Edon passed away Thursday afternoon at her home.  She was born on October 19, 1954 in Bryan to Lavon Albert and Helen Ruby (Stackhouse) Wehrle.  Rita married Doug Harding on July 6, 2002 and he preceded her in death.  She was the owner and operator of Rita’s Family Dining in Edgerton for 21 years.  

Rita is survived by her children, Jeremy (Danielle) Stickan of Edon, Jessica (Eric) Marion of Candia, NH and Jennifer (Jason) Slagle of Fetch, Michigan; seven grandchildren, Ruby & Christian Stickan, Jacob & Audra Marion, and Cody, Justin & Lauren Slagle; and siblings, Judy Strock, Donald Wehrle, Diane Burkholder, Linda Crawford, Edwin Wehrle, Janis Green, Douglas Wehrle, David Wehrle, Lisa Wehrle, Brenda Mercer, Karen Hulbert and Kay Fritch.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Doug and brother Kenneth Wehrle.

Visitation for Rita will be on Monday, September 10th from 1-7:30pm at the Thompson Funeral Home on Main Street in Montpelier.  There will be a Rosary Service at 7:30pm at the funeral home.  Rita will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery in Blakeslee, Ohio.  Memorial contributions may be given to the Kidney Association.

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John and Mary Garver
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
We express to all of Rita’s family our deepest sympathy. We our thankful to have known her. Keeping you all in our prayers. In Christian Love, John and Mary Garver

Adam & Jessica Keppeler
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
We have you all in our prayers at this time. We always enjoyed conversations with Rita- about each other's business, her kids. She was always positive, had a smile and was on the go. It is memories we will hold on to. She made quite an impact on the Edgerton community and will be greatly missed. We hope your memories will warm your heart and God will give you comfort. God Bless. The Keppeler's

Angela & Jamie Goebel
   Posted Fri September 07, 2018
Our deepest sympathies at this difficult time, sending prayers for the families.

Heart felt condolences. Angie & Jamie Goebel.

Carol Engler
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all of the family in the passing of Rita. She was a wonderful person. God Bless all of you!

Yvonda Stantz
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Curt and Yvonda Stantz.

You all have our deepest sympathy! Curt and Yvonda Stantz

Sandra & Dave Thiel
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to the family. She will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her. Her energy was like the Energizer Bunny, she was always on the go! God bless her family and may your hearts be heavy with all the wonderful memories.

Eli and Bonnie Troyer
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Eli and I are truly sorry to hear of Rita's passing. We will surely miss her presence and her energetic spirit. Missed. . .but not forgotten. Please know that our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Martha Manges
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Don, Diane and the Wehrle Family. I am so very sorry to hear about Rita. May God comfort and bless you all in your time of need.

Susan Potts
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Prayers for family.I worked for Rita at Pizza Hut in Bryan.She was a wonderful person and a friend as well.She will be greatly missed..

Kim Morrell
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
My sincere sympathy to the entire family! Rita was a beautiful soul! She will be missed by everyone who knew her!

karl mavis
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018

Bill & Kathy Crites
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
So sorry for your loss. She will be missed by so many.
She is now resting in our saviors arms.

liz lawson
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Brenda Janis and family . so sorry to hear of Ritas passing . thinking of you in this time of sadness. prayng for peace .

Cecelia Flegal Schultz
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
So sorry for your loss what a great warrior Rita was!! Blessings to you her caring, loving, family.

JackieAiliffandPatrick and Colt
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Deepest sorrow for the family. We have had some interesting conversations with RITA and she always had the time to sit for a few minutes and talk. She always kept busy , but she always made time for her customers. Really gonna miss her and Rita's won't be the same without her. May God receive you in all your glory and make him some of your favorite meals. lol.

Jane Tucker-Hausch
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Rita was a great gal who fought the good fight several times but this time God was ready for her! Rita never complained and just took one day at a time. She was a real joy to work with every year for our volunteer banquet! There will never be another Rita. May she rest peacefully with her eternal reward! No more struggles for her! Rita will be missed!

Janell davis
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
You were always very kind to people .I worked for you many times when we were younger .your talent was many .you always had a smile that went a mile

Rob and Kim Smith
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
We are so very saddened to hear of Rita’s passing. She was a very special person. Our sincerest condolences.

Tom & Sharon Snivley
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Brenda, Janis and families. My prayers are with you all during this time of loss. I know she will be truly missed by you all. Prayers headed your way. Tom & Sharon Snivley

Kathy J Sims
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
To the Wehrle family sorry for your loss. Rita was such a wonderful and strong woman. She will be missed.

Larry and Deb Kimmel
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
So sorry for your loss. May you find comfort at this difficult time.
Larry, Deb, Julie and Mae Kimmel

Elton and Carole and Austin and Jessica
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
We want to express our deepest sympathy to Ritas family. And you well be missed by the whole community

Deb Blotkamp
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Prayers to all of Rita's family. She was a good person and fun to work with. She had a big heart and treated customers like family. She is no longer suffering. She will be sadly missed by many. You all have our deepest condolences. God Bless.
Mitch and Deb Blotkamp

Sue & Bill Schooley
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Our deepest sympathy to all the family on Rita’s passing. She will be missed. Praying for the family.

Connie Ridgwa
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
My deepest sympathies to all in this difficult time.

Teresa Summers and Gwen Clark
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Rita was a special lady! What a warrior she was. She will be missed by all who knew her.
May God be with you all and give you peace.

Teresa and Gwen

Sharon Stark Mesnard
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Wehrle Family:
Heartfelt sympathy, prayers and peace as you say farewell. Treasure the memories and trust that Rita is at peace and surrounded by loved ones.

Casey Appel
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018


With Deepest Sympathy, Rita was an amazing lady and were privileged to have known her. I know you will miss her deeply. We all will be keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Brandon, Casey, Addyson, & Owen Appel

kenny trausch
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
my wife and i send our deepest sympathy to your family and may god bless and comfort you.

Charlotte F Loetz
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
To the whole family but especially to Jennifer: You have my deepest sympathy on the death of your mother.

Thomas R. Wehrle
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Rita, we are all sure going to miss you! However, we all hope your legacy lives on at Rita's Family Dining in downtown Wm's Cty, Edgerton, Buckeye Country!

Darlene Merriman
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with all the family. I worked with Rita in 1981 when she worked the restaurant side and I worked taking care of the bar side of the restaurant. Who would have thought she would one day own it! She always made me laugh and was always so full of energy. I am so sorry for the loss, she was a strong person.

Lowell & Martha Mason
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
Sending our sympathy and prayers to the Wehrle family during this difficult time. She will be remembered by many. Lowell & Martha

Susan Wumer
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
Thoughts and prayers are with your families. When I worked for Dr. Meyer, Rita was always so sweet when she came in. Our crew from BMG was always well taken care of when we went to Pizza Hut for lunch by Rita and her family. She will be missed by many.

Mike and Lily Zimmer
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
The families have our deepest sympathies. She will be missed.
Our sincere condolences.

Mike and Lily Zimmer

Stacy (Wehri) Harwood
   Posted Wed September 12, 2018
To the family of Rita. I am very sorry to hear this. This wonderful lady (and her whole family) offered me my first job at Pizza Hut. She always came in like a Hurricane with a smile and a positive can-do attitude. She was a wonderful mentor and I was very blessed to help when she opened Rita's years ago at Edgerton. This is to you Rita- thank for all your hard work and love to teach me (and all the other young protégés) what life is like outside our parents and homes. You have a special place in my heart!

Tony Gonzalez
   Posted Fri September 14, 2018
With deepest sympathy to all the family. Rita was a wonderful lady. God Bless. Tony & Grace Gonzalez. Sun City West, Az. / Edgerton, Oh.

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