Rita Jane (Thayer) Rhinemiller

Feb 2, 1927 - Feb 27, 2013


Rita Jane (Thayer) Rhinemiller, born Feb. 2, 1927, in Berea Ohio, and died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2013. 

She graduated from Vermilion High School in 1945. Rita retired as a case worker for the Social Security Administration and was very active with the Girl Scouts for more than 40 years. 

Her greatest joy was being outside working in the garden or fishing with her nephews . 

Her body has been donated to The Ohio State Medical College. 

She was preceded in death by daughter, Christine; parents, Melvin and Rose (O’Mare); brothers, Joseph Thayer and Paul Thayer. 

She is survived by sisters, Agnes Janasko and Patricia Zimmerman; grandson, Michael Miskch;  great-granddaughter, Aurora Miskch; and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, and great-grand-nieces. 

A Memorial Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at St. Mary Church, 5450 Ohio St., Vermilion. 

Please make a donation in Rita’s memory to the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio, 6111 S. Broadway, Lorain, OH 44053. 

Arrangements are by Novak Funeral Home, Columbus. Condolences may be shared at novakfuneralhome.com.