Rita Theresa Wehinger

September 3, 1929May 24, 2018

Rita Theresa Wehinger, 88, of Elida passed away 9:35 p.m., Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Sarah Jane Living Center in Delphos. Rita was born on September 3, 1929 in Lima to Michael and Theresa (Plescher) Freund and they preceded her in death. On November 7, 1947 she married Thomas John Wehinger and he passed away on December 10, 2014. Rita is survived by her children: Theresa Maureen (Joseph) Luchini and Janice Ann (Donald McCann, Jr.) Roberts both of Lima, William Craig (fiancé Lisa Ellis) Wehinger of Elida. A son, Thomas Lee Wehinger is deceased; she is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sharon Wehinger of Elida. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. Mrs. Wehinger is also preceded in death by her siblings, Thomas, Michael, Rose (her twin), Louise and Julianna. Rita was a wonderful homemaker, wife, mother and friend; she was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church, where she was a bingo worker and she had been a former Girl Scout assistant leader. She enjoyed gardening and growing flowers, golfing, skating and playing cards. Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Catholic Church, with Father Kent Kaufman as celebrant. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery. Family and friends may call Tuesday, May 29 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at SIFERD-ORIANS FUNERAL HOME. Parish wake will be at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the State of the Heart Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences can be left at


  • Calling Hours Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Parish Wake Service Tuesday, May 29, 2018
  • Mass of Chrstian Burial Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Rita Theresa Wehinger

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