Rita L. Wherry

Rita L. Wherry, 58, of Parkersburg, passed away Sunday (May 12, 2013) at Camden Clark Memorial Campus.

She was born June 28, 1954, in Parkersburg, a daughter of the late Clifton E. Wiggins and Loretta A. (Davis) Putnam of Marietta. She attended PHS, worked at several jobs but her most important one was being a wife and mother.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her stepfather, Marple Putnam; husband, Robert P. Wherry Sr., whom she married on Aug. 11, 1972; two children, Robert P. Wherry Jr. (Rachel) and Hope L. Biles (Jim); grandsons, James, Joseph, and Hayden Biles and Robert P. III and Devyn Wherry; granddaughter, Kirsten Bailey (Van); great-granddaughter, Kamarah Putnam; three sisters, Connie Collins of Parkersburg, Sheila Rutter (Arville) of New Matamoras, Ohio, and Debby Postlewait (Danny) of Parkersburg; former daughter-in-law, Michelle Wherry; many nieces and nephews; special friend, Mysteria Parker; and sister-in-laws, Sonya DeJesos and Dene Wiggins.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil E., Randall C., and Dale R. Wiggins.

Per her wishes her body was cremated and a memorial service will be Friday (May 17, 2013) at 1 p.m. at the Leavitt Family Center officiated by Tom McQuain. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service. There will be a meal following the service at the family center and covered dishes are welcome.

Memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Rita’s name or to the charity of donor’s choice.

Online condolences may be sent to www.leavittfuneralhome.com.