Rita M. Crippen
Rita M. Crippen, 88, of Crystal River passed away Monday March 13, 2017 at Diamond Ridge Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lecanto, FL. She was born July 22, 1928 in Brooklyn, NY and came here with her family in 1972. She was a retired lunchroom manager for Lecanto High School. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her greatest joy was her family. She was preceded in death her husband William Crippen, a brother Gerald Enright and her son Daniel Crippen. She is survived by her sons; Mike Crippen (Terry) of Palm Bay, FL and Pat Crippen (Heather) of Dallas, TX, daughters; Peggy Martin of Crystal River and Geri Bond (Reid) of Homosassa, She was loved by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Visitation will be on Thursday March 16th from 5 PM to 7 PM at the Strickland Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday March 17th at the Funeral Home. Burial will follow at 12:30 PM in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell. Strickland Funeral Home of Crystal River is assisting the family with arrangements.
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