Rita Meandjia

COLUMBIANA – A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Thursday, March 21 at Whispering Pines Village for Rita Rose Meandjia, 79, who passed away March 14.

Rita was born Feb. 17, 1934 in Youngstown, to Joseph Kingure and Stella Kapicruski Kingure. She was a 1952 graduate of South High School.

Rita worked at Ohio Bell Telephone company as an executive secretary for district manager, Doug Shasby.

After a long courtship, Rita Kingure married Stephen Meandjia in 1985. Her beloved husband, Stephen, died in 1992.

Rita and Stephen were active boaters and could often be found with their friends on the Allegheny River in their treasured cabin cruiser.

Besides her husband and parents, Rita was preceded in death by four older siblings.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Donations should be sent to Crossroads Hospice, 3743 Boettler Oaks Drive, Green, Ohio 44685.

Arrangements are being handled by Shriver-Allison-Courtley-Weller-King Funeral Home.