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Rita Sue Palsgrove

December 30, 1940 January 6, 2018
Rita Sue Palsgrove
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RITA SUE PALSGROVE, age 77, of Piqua, went home to be with the Lord, Saturday January 6, 2018 at 3:02 P.M. at Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County Inpatient Unit, Troy, OH.  She was born in Shelby County, OH on December 30, 1940 to the late John Thomas and Bernice (Young) Dickensheets.  On June 14, 1958 in Piqua, OH, she married Dale F. Palsgrove.  He preceded her in death on June 16, 2003.

She is survived by three sons: Steven A. & Nikki Palsgrove, Michael “Todd” Palsgrove and Roger Lee Palsgrove, all of Piqua, OH; one daughter and son-in-law: Gale & Thomas Bowman, Piqua, OH; one brother: Dennis R. Dickensheets, Piqua, OH, two sisters: Roxie Parr, Athens, GA and Cheryl Baker, Piqua, Oh; four grandchildren: Elizabeth & Matt Morgan, Brandilyn & Nathan Fields, Kristopher Palsgrove, Blythe Palsgrove; three great grandchildren: Easton, Ava, & Emmett.

Rita graduated from Piqua Central High School, in 1958.  She was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical and Reformed Church, Piqua, OH, where she participated in Friendship Circle and Gold Band.  Rita was also a member of Women of the Moose #1067, Piqua, OH.  She was a cafeteria worker at Springcreek Elementary School for several years. She was a loving homemaker.

Funeral services will be held Friday January 12, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at MELCHER-SOWERS FUNERAL HOME, Piqua with Lincoln Robinson officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Hill Cemetery, Piqua. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Unverferth House, 190 King Avenue, Columbus, OH 43201 or Ohio’s Hospice of Miami County P.O. Box 502 Troy, OH 45373. 

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10:00 AM 1/12/2018 10:00:00 AM
Forest Hill Cemetery

8660 N. State Route 66
Piqua, Ohio 45356

Forest Hill Cemetery
8660 N. State Route 66 Piqua 45356 Ohio
United States

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