Rita Hearn

Rita Gail Hearn (Stansberry)

Tuesday, February 3rd, 1953 - Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020
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Donald G. Ford Funeral Home, Grafton, WV 304-265-1570 Cell: 304-288-3206

Rita Gail (Stansberry) Hearn, age 67 of Collins Ferry Road, Morgantown, WV went to be with her Lord and Savior, Wednesday, July 22, 2020 surrounded by her family.

She was born February 3, 1953 in Grafton, WV a daughter of the late Theodore Robert and Frances Louise (Stevens) Stansberry.

She is survived by her loving husband, William E. “Bill” Hearn; five children, Shelby Everhart of Winchester, VA, Kristie Puffenbarger of Waynesboro, VA, Robby and Michelle Murray of Morgantown, Joy and Josh Riley of Morgantown and Adrianna and Brenda Panik-Hearn of Yonker, NY; thirteen grandchildren, Erica Montoya, Anjelica Montoya, Alicia Montoya, Tiffany Snyder, Kimberly Spencer, Daniel Spencer, Ray Spencer, Alyssa Spencer, April Spencer, Jessica Murray, Bentley Murray, Lillie Murray, and Madison Riley; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sherry Stansberry of Bridgeport, WV and Vickie Stansberry and spouse, Marlene of CA; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by one grandson, Timothy Compton and two sisters, Rebecca Lynn and Bobbie Palmer.

Rita graduated from Grafton High School with the Class of 1971. She worked as a contract close out coordinator for the Dept. of Energy for the past 37 years and retired in February 2020.
She was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church.
Rita enjoyed her family, crafting, day trips with her family and enjoyed reading her Bible.

The family will receive friends at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton on Saturday, July 25th from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and from 1:00 p.m. until the funeral hour on Sunday.
Funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 26, 2020 with Pastor Thomas P. Horne officiating.
Interment will follow at the Hebron Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the Hebron Baptist Church 333 Glady Creek Road, Fairmont, WV 26554.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Donald G. Ford Funeral Home
    950 George Washington Hwy.
    US Rt. 50 West
    GRAFTON, WV 26354
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Sunday, July 26th, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Sunday, July 26th, 2020 2:00pm
    Donald G. Ford Funeral Home
    950 George Washington Hwy.
    US Rt. 50 West
    GRAFTON, WV 26354
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Thomas P. Horne
  • Interment

    Hebron Cemetery
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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The Palmer Family: Scott, Ann and Matt

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MIchelle Gallo

Posted at 10:07pm
Our deepest sympathies Rita was a wonderful Christian lady. Praying for Bill and all the family

Jeremy norman

Posted at 07:28pm
Sorry for loss Love jeremy , kindra and teressa
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Christine McPherson

Posted at 02:30pm
Rita was a sweet lady . She will be missed. Prayers for the family! 🙏🏻

Millie Gibson

Posted at 02:07pm
Bill and Family. I am so sorry to hear of Rita's passing. She was a wonderful person and I enjoyed working with her and being her friend. She was such a kind, caring, and understanding person. My heartfelt condolences for your loss.

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