Rita Brandys, 67

Rita J. Brandys, age 67, of Wellston, and formerly of Centreville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at the Three Rivers Area Hospital Emergency Room.

Rita was born Sept. 24, 1942, in Colon a daughter to the late Wilfred M. and Patience M. (Sprowl) Wing.

Rita grew up in Colon, graduating from Colon High School with the Class of 1960. Later she had lived in Mendon and Centreville, moving to Wellston in 2004.

On May 18, 1963, she married Kenneth T. Brandys in Mendon.

She had worked for Montgomery Wards in Sturgis, later as a bank teller for Citizens Bank in Colon and also at the Leonidas Bank, for Universal Motor Coach of Sturgis, and also for Syndicate Store Fixtures of Sturgis.

Rita enjoyed collecting antiques, cooking, traveling and especially time spent with her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Kenneth of Wellston; children, Brett (Shelley) Brandys of Wellston, Tim (Kim) Brandys of Centreville and Tammy Brandys and Laurie Snyder of Three Rivers; seven grandchildren, Stephanie (Mitch) Lewman, Kristen, Colin, T.J., Alaney, Keith and Adrian; brother, Ronald J. Wing of Colon; step-mother, Betty Wing of Englewood, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. Funeral services celebrating the life of Rita J. Brandys will be Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at 11 a.m. from the funeral home with Mr. David J. Farrell officiating. Burial will follow at Lakeside Cemetery in Colon.

If desired the family suggest memorials be made in memory of Rita to the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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