Rita Deschambeau

October 13, 1923July 6, 2018

Rita Deschambeau, age 94 of Greenville, Ohio passed away at 8:45 AM Friday July 6, 2018 in the Brethren Retirement Community of Greenville. Rita was born October 13, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois and was the sixth and last child of the late Frank and Julia (Isbaner) Adamaitis.

She met her future husband, George, in her first year of high school. They were married in 1943 and remained married until his passing in 1990.

The couple moved from the Chicago area, in 1966 to Maitland, (Orlando) Florida. In 1972 they moved into their lifelong dream home on Lake Brantley, in Longwood, Florida. She remained in that home until relocating to the Brethren Retirement Community in Greenville, Ohio in July 2012.

Rita was a devout Catholic, attending the Annunciation Catholic Church in Longwood, Florida and later the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greenville. Also throughout her life she had enjoyed cooking, crocheting, square dancing as well as round dancing.

In addition to her parents and husband George, she was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister.

Rita is survived by her son Wayne and daughter-in-law Sharon of Greenville, Ohio; three grandsons Brian (Manisha) of Oceanside, CA., Jason (Meredith) of Doylestown, PA., Christopher (Heather) of Wilmington, DE., and six great grandchildren.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM Tuesday July 10, 2018 in the St. Mary’s Catholic Church 233 West Third Street Greenville, Ohio with Rev. Father John R. White officiating. Private Committal services will be held in Longwood, Florida at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family would desire Memorial Contributions be given to the Brethren Retirement Community 750 Chestnut Street Greenville, Ohio, 45331.

Arrangements by Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio.


  • Memorial Mass Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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Bill and Sandy Opfer

July 11, 2018


We were saddened to read of your dear Mothers passing. We have fond memories of the times that we spent at your Mom and Dad's home on Lake Brantley.

Bill and Sandy Opfer
Eagle, ID


July 9, 2018

We are so sorry to hear about the loss of our dear Rita. She was a very special lady to our neighborhood and everytime we go by "her" house we think of her. She brought us special insight into everything and we truly enjoyed going to mass with her every chance we could get. Our kids loved picking her up and bringing her home from mass. She lived by the words we all long one day to hear.........."well done my dear and faithful servant." May she celebrate forever with her dear friends in heaven, Msgr. Caverly will be happy to see her.
The Jones Family
Michael, Monica, Alexandra & Kyle