OBITUARY

Rita Jane Daley

September 22, 1919December 27, 2013

Rita Jane (Bertling)Daley, 94, of Lima, passed away at 1:00 a.m., Friday, December 27, 2013, at Lima Manor, Lima, Ohio. She was born September 22, 1919, in Muntanna, Ohio to George William & Mabel (Kestley) Bertling, and they preceded her death. On February 22, 1946, Rita married Gerald P. Daley, who preceded her in death on April 19, 1995. Mrs. Daley was receptionist for Foy Johnston Paints for 14 years and then H & R Block for 25 years. She was a 1938 graduate of St. John’s High School, Delphos. She was a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, its Altar Rosary Society, Knights of Columbus #2661 Loyalty Ladies and a Past President, Daughters of Isabella, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and a Past President, Women’s Democratic Club, Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks, #54, Fraternal Order of Eagles, Aerie 370, Moose Lodge #199, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275 Auxiliary all of Lima, and the Amity Bridge Club, Delphos. She was an avid card player. Surviving are two children: Kevin M.(Janis) Daley and Sr. Kevin Patrice Daley, both of Lima; three grandchildren: Brian Patrick Olsen, Michael G. Engberg and Audrey M. (Toby) Adams; and two great-grandchildren: Arick and Gunner Engberg. She is also preceded in death by her daughter, Kathleen Olsen, sister Rosemary Miller, and her two brothers, James F. Bertling and William J. Bertling. Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 30, 2013, at St. Rose Catholic Church, Lima, with Fr. David Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery. Visitation will be on Sunday, December 29, from 2-4, and 6-8 p.m. at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, Lima, where a Parish Wake service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose School or to her family. Condolences may be expressed at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2013
  • Visitation Sunday, December 29, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, December 30, 2013
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Rebecca (Miller) Sheidler

December 31, 2013

So sorry to hear of Ritas passing, she was a dear friend of my Grandma Patty Miller's.

Richard Burg

December 30, 2013

Sister Kevin and Kevin,
I am very saddened to hear of the passing of your mother and my godmother. She was a beautiful lady with a heart of gold. I remember laying in bed on many a bridge night listening to her laughter downstairs. The Lord has indeed blessed us with her presence all these years. The heavans now have another angel looking over us!God Bless you both.

Carolyn Pennington

December 30, 2013

I will miss that wonderful smile, Rita! You have entered into eternal rest that you so deserve. My love goes with you and may you rest in peace forever.

Bill Valentine

December 30, 2013

Very sorry for your loss. Rita was a very generous person with her time. What a great lady.

Sharon Ockuly

December 29, 2013

Sister Kevin Patrice,
I was so saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. It was a pleasure getting to know her @ the Delphos St. John's Class of 1938 reunions. She was so excited to tell me that my grandfather Dr. Ockuly had delivered her. That is such a special memory for me & I will treasure it always. My Dad always enjoyed seeing her @ the reunions & reminiscing about the childhood & school memories. Such a sweet lady. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. May the Lord comfort you & give you His peace as only He can do.

Sharon Ockuly

Millie Rumbaugh

December 29, 2013

So Sorry for your Loss. Rita was always good friends with my Mom and Dad (John & Eileen Ryan). I have a lot of great memories of her thru out the many years that I have known her. She will be missed.

Kathy Long

December 29, 2013

My mom lost a true friend and bridge partner. Rita was a great lady. We will all miss her but she is Playing bridge in a better place. God bless you Rita .

December 29, 2013

There must be one heck of a Bridge game going on in Heaven now! Joan Burg, Helen Rich, Midlred Pohlabel, Doreen Stewart, so many others, and now Rita Daley ! !

Richard and Irene Bowersock

December 28, 2013

Deepest sympathy Kevin.

Bill Burg

December 28, 2013

Another of the Greatest Generation gone home to a just reward. My thoughts and prayers to Kevin and Sister Kevin (“Patty”). The friendship that our mothers shared was unique and beautiful, and they taught us many things in their lives that we carry all our lives in our heart and soul. May God bless you all in your time of sorrow as he welcomes his newest Saint and Angel!

Bill Burg