Mary Rita Offenberger will be celebrating her 90th birthday. Mary Rita was born Oct. 3, 1930 in Waterford, Ohio, the daughter of the late Mildred and Paul Bauerbach. Mary Rita married Herman Offenberger Oct. 5, 1949.
Mary Rita has six sons, Kenneth (Bonnie) of Marietta, Larry (Tammy Nichols) of Vincent, Tom (Anita) of Marietta, Randy (Cheri) of Flower Mound, TX, Jerry (Joyce) and Scott (Lora) all of Marietta, a daughter, Judy Schneider (Bill) of Newport, 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet.
Her family would like to celebrate a card shower for her. Cards may be sent to Mary Rita Offenberger c/o Scott Offenberger, 959 Lancaster Street, Marietta, Ohio 45750.
Madeline Vannoy Coss was born Sept. 30, 1930 to Mary Elizabeth (Barnes) and Earl Dexter Vannoy in Calhoun County, West Virginia. She had two sisters, Geraldine Lones and Evaline Wheatley, and three brothers, Edward, Donald and Feddie Vannoy. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1949 and then June 9, 1950 she married Hubert Coss. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary earlier this year.
Madeline and Hubert had four children, Deborah, Ricky, Connie, and Cathie. She has 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
She retired from Marietta Convelescent Center in 1986 and has resided at 1525 Mount Tom Road in Marietta for 52 years, spending her winters in Palm Coast Florida since her retirement. Due to COVID-19 no public celebration is planned.