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Crystal H. Rita

Crystal Harlene Rita, age 82, resident of Shelby, died Friday, November 18, 2022, at Shelby Point Nursing Home.

Born July 4, 1940, to Doyle and Florence (Seiple) Newman, she had been an area resident the majority of her life. A 1958 graduate of Willard High School, she had worked at MTD for numerous years before her retirement. Crystal attended the Trinity United Methodist Church and the First Lutheran Church in Shelby. She loved playing bingo with her friends at the Shelby Senior Center, reading books, and camping at Lake Erie. Crystal loved dancing and that is where she had met her late husband, Philip. The two of them shared the same passion for dancing. Above all, she loved her family, and cherished all the time she spent with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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