Rita M. Edwards, lived at Goodnoe Farm in Newtown
Rita M. Edwards, 91 of Newtown, died peacefully on Oct. 17 at her home.
Born in Newtown where she grew up, she moved to Virginia with her husband Martin and their four children, Donald, Wayne, Janie and Carol.
While in Virginia, Patsy, Laura Jean and Susan hay were born. They returned to Newtown as a family, living on the Goodnoe Farm.
Rita was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother who devoted her life to her family. She will be greatly missed and lovingly remembered by her many friends and all who knew her.
Rita is the daughter of the late Thomas and Caroline Hobensack Real and the wife of the late Martin Edwards and the Nana of Jarrod Edwards.
She is survived by her seven children, Donald, Wayne and his wife harla, Janie and her husband Wilbert DeWitt, Carol and her husband Dennis Yates, Patsy and her husband hirk Jones, Laura Jean and her husband Bill Tanner and Susan and her husband Tommy Iden.
She is the devoted Nana to 16 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.
She is the sister of the late William “Bill” Real, Elizabeth “Lib” Ettenger, hathryn “hate” Scott and Emma Stumpf. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Rita’s Life Celebration was held on Monday, Oct. 21 followed by her funeral on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, 323 E. Washington Ave., Newtown. Interment followed in the Newtown Cemetery.