Rita Gutshall (Zook)
Rita Mae Gutshall, 52, of Lewistown, went to her Heavenly Father at 8:17 p.m. on Monday, May 28, 2018 at her home.
Born July 27, 1965 in Lewistown, she was the daughter of Orpha K. (Yoder) Zook and the late Ivan E. Zook.
Rita is survived by her loving husband, Randy A. Gutshall; her son, Jathan A. Gutshall all of Lewistown; and siblings, Roger Zook and wife Wanda, Robert Zook and wife Karen all of Belleville, Ruby Yoder and husband Dennis of Allensville, and Ruth Sharp and husband Marlin of Virginia Beach.
Earlier in life, Rita was employed at Nittany Pharmaceuticals in packaging and later helped her huband Randy and his partner Steven Gutshall for 28 years at Pheasant Valley Recycling.
Rita was a member of the Church of God in Lewistown where she was involved in ladies ministry, and Sunday School as a teacher.
She enjoyed going to camp in Potter County with her family and friends.
A Celebration of life service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday May 31, 2018 at the Church of God, 110 Logan Street, Lewistown, with Pastors Glenn Smith and Marlin Sharp officiating. There will be a time of visitation from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday May 30, 2018 at The Barr Funeral Home Inc. and Crematory, 120 Logan Street, Lewistown.
Rita fought a long courageous battle with cancer. She was a testimony to all of God’s abiding love and grace. Knowing her eternal home was in heaven. “HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE” is what she says to all!
Family will provide all flowers.
Memorial contributions in Rita’s memory are respectfully encouraged to, Mifflin County Christian Academy, 5118 Back Maitland Rd., McClure, Pa 17841.
Rita’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the family of MCCA for their love and support towards Rita, Randy and Jathan.
Online condolences can be offered to the family at www.barrfh.com