SPRING HILL, Florida (Formerly East Liverpool, Ohio) – Rita L. Gott, of Spring Hill, Florida, formerly of East Liverpool, passed away Sunday, February 5, 2017 at her home following a lengthy illness. She was 89.
Born in East Liverpool, March 30, 1927, she was a daughter of the late Carl Sanford Smith and Lillian Louise Sigler Smith.
A resident of this area until moving to Florida in 1984, she was a member of the East Liverpool High School Class of 1945.
A member at one time of the former 1st Assembly of God Church in Calcutta, she also worked at D. M. Ogilvie & Company at one time.
She is survived by her husband, Robert W. Gott, whom she married July 30, 1969. She also leaves a daughter, Cindy Veness of Lisbon; a son, Robert J. Veness of Grand Prairie, Texas and a stepson, Paul Robert Gott and his wife, Kristeena, of Port Richey, Florida. There are also seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Rita will also be fondly remembered by her friend, companion and caregiver, Pearl Valencia.
Friends may visit Thursday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at the Dawson Funeral Home.
Pastor Cody Berry of the Destiny House will conduct a graveside funeral service at Columbiana County Memorial Park immediately following visitation.
View Rita’s memorial webpage and express condolences online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com.
A television tribute will air Friday, February 10 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.