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Rita (nee Kader) Gregory

Obituary for Rita (nee Kader) Gregory

October 20, 1940 - March 4, 2019
Elyria, Ohio | Age 78

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister


Rita E. Gregory (nee Kader), 78, a lifelong resident of Elyria passed away at her home Monday, March 4, 2019. She was born October 20, 1940 in Congo, Perry County, Ohio.
Rita graduated from Elyria High School, Class of 1958. She was employed at the Lorain County Human Services for 10 years and the Lorain County Children Services for 20 years, retiring in 2009. Rita was a faithful volunteer at the First Congregational Church Food Pantry for the past five years. She was a current member of the Community of Faith United Church of Christ. She was a lifelong, active member of the Lake Avenue United Church of Christ. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society of Elyria. She enjoyed cooking for the "masses" and spending time with her grandchildren creating precious memories by exposing them to the arts, local parks, and diners.
Mrs. Gregory is survived by her husband of 57 years of marriage, Donald; sons, Donald Jr. (Kelley) of Elyria and John (Jenny) of New Russia Township; daughter, Karen (David) Ennes of Elyria; grandchildren, Hannah and Cole Gregory, Matthew (Nicole) and Kyle Gregory, Parker and Allison Ennes, Donald III and Nicholle Gregory; great-granddaughter, Clara Ann Gregory; sister, Helen (Thomas) McClements, of Elyria; and sister-in-law, Jerry Kader of North Port, FL.
She was preceded in death by her son, Kevin Gregory (2012); infant son, Robert; parents, Mike and Julia Kader; brothers, John, Mike, Elmer and Frank Kader; sisters, Mary Enczi, Julia Jean Wilcox, and Esther Resko.
Friends may call 1-3 pm and 5-7:30 pm Friday, March 8 at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. Funeral service will be 11 am Saturday, March 9 at the Community of Faith United Church of Christ, 9715 East River Road, Elyria. Reverend Kathy Ketchum will officiate. Interment will follow in New Russia Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions can be forwarded to First Congregational Church Food Pantry, 330 Second Street, Elyria, Ohio 44035.

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