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Visitation for Rita Stahl on Thursday

She owned Day-By-Day Child Care Center and the Red Fox Inn

Rita M. Stahl, 82, passed away Monday, Sept. 28, 2020, at her residence in Ada.

She was born on March 5, 1938, in Youngstown, Ohio, to Stephen and Mary (Kopkash) Vidman who preceded her in death. On July 25, 1959, she married John P. “Jack” Stahl who preceded her in death on Oct. 12, 2010.

Rita was a homemaker. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Ada and the Altar & Rosary Society of the church. She was a Eucharistic Minister and she taught CCD at the church. She was the owner of the Day-By-Day Child Care Center and the Red Fox Inn of Ada.  Rita volunteered with Lima Memorial Hospital and Catholic Charities. 

 Rita is survived by eight children: Teri (Dave) Salyer of Ada, John (Megan) Stahl of West Liberty, Marge (Jim) Jenkins of Ada, Michael Stahl of Lima, David (Margarita) Stahl of Chicago, Illinois, Sue (Paul) Mattson of Ada, Sandy (Scott) Emerick of Upper Sandusky and Mary (Mike) Wendel of Columbus; 27 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; a brother: John Vidman of Struthers; and a sister-in-law, Geraldine Vidman of Canfield.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred Vidman and Stephen Vidman.   

A mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 2, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church of Ada with Father Ed Shakina officiating.  Burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada.

Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at Hanson-Neely-Allison Funeral & Cremation Services, Ada. A prayer service will begin at 7:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ada.