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Rita T. Eckert

June 14, 1921 — November 22, 2023

St. Marys

Rita T. Eckert, 102, of Silver Creek Terrace, died on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, at home after a brief illness.

She was born on June 14, 1921, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late Peter and Anna Modenbach Knight.

On July 17, 1945, she married the late Howard Eckert, who preceded her in death on November 7, 1990.

Rita was a simple loving woman who loved to spend time with her family. For many years she spent her Sundays hosting her whole family over for a big meal. She enjoyed playing cards, doing word search, and tatting.

She is survived by one son, Alan Eckert and his wife Kim of Ridgway, 4 grandchildren: Scott Marrone, Andrew (Koyumi) Marrone, Erin Hughes, and Kasey (Brandon) Hull, 7 great grandchildren, Sarah, Claire, Christopher, Henry, Makenzie, Kingsley, and Gunnar, a grand daughter-in-law, Brenda Tristen, and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sandra Eckert, 5 sisters; Anges Eckert, Gertrude Mecca, Veronica Farley, Dorothy Knight, and Dolores Yost, and 4 brothers; John, Othmar, Ferdinand, and Edward Knight.

Funeral Services for Rita T. Eckert will be held privately by the family.

Burial will be at Parklawn Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contribution may be made to The Ridgway Library or the donor’s choice.

Krise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 130 Center Street, Ridgway, PA 15853 is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be offered to the family at





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