Rita Jean (Scheblo) Wilfong, 63, of Holt, Mich., formerly of Wapakoneta, died at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at her residence.
She was born Dec. 9, 1948, in Lima, the daughter of Esther L. (West) and John A. Scheblo, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 30, 1972, she married Michael A. Wilfong, and he survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Richard (Jane Berres) Scheblo, of Wapakoneta; 24 nieces and nephews; and 34 great-nieces and nephews.
Rita worked as a quality control inspector at Balzers, Sunstrand, and the Westinghouse Corp. She also worked at Fisher Cheese Co. in Wapakoneta. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, and the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Auxiliary, Aerie 691, both of Wapakoneta. Her hobbies included gardening, photography, walking, and bird watching.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wapakoneta, with the Rev. Matthew Lee officiating. Burial will be at a later date in the St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday at the Bayliff & Eley Funeral Home, St. Rt. 501, Wapakoneta.
Contributions may be directed to the St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Condolences may be expressed at bayliffandeleyfh.com.
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