Rita Jeffrey, age 86, of Grandpa's Woods, Tafton, died Friday, May 10, 2013 at home. Born April 9, 1927, in Elizabeth, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John D. and Margaret (Dick) Masterson.
Formerly a resident of Rahway, NJ and Stourbridge Apartments in Honesdale, PA, she worked as a cook until her retirement. She was a former member of Grace and Peace Church in Rahway, NJ. She also volunteered for the Wayne County Senior Center.
One of ten children, she acted as caregiver for most of her family.
She is survived by two daughters: Peggy Morrison of Winter Park, FL and Patricia and Nick Schuermann of Tafton with whom she resided; a sister: Betty Shiel of Chandler, AZ and formerly of Rahway, NJ; six grandchildren: Melissa Stanley, Renee Morrison, Suzanne Marques, Nicky Schuermann, Michael Morrison and Scott Schuermann; nine great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 17, at Stourbridge Apartments, 316 11th St., Honesdale, PA. There will also be a memorial service held on Sunday, May 19, at 3 p.m. at Crossroads Calvary Church, 104 New Era Dr., South Plainfield, NJ 07080. Private cremation was held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.
For further information, directions or to leave a Memorial Remembrance (Candle) visit www.TeetersFuneralChapel.com.
Arrangements by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428.