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Rita M. Roberts (Busson)

November 22, 1960 ~ January 16, 2020 (age 59)


BARBERTON- Rita M. Roberts (Busson), age 59, passed away unexpectedly on January 16, 2020. Born in Barberton, OH to the late Paul and Alice Arlene (Lepley) Busson, she was a resident of Barberton for many years, previously of Doylestown. Rita was employed by Albert Screenprint for over 28 years and was a member of the Wadsworth Eagles #2177, Barberton Civitan Club, Doylestown American Legion Post #407, Barberton Liedertafel and past member of other social clubs.

Rita loved to cook a homemade meal for anyone who loved to eat, and enjoyed watching her grandchildren participate in sporting events and taking them out for a treat afterwards. She truly loved having slumber parties with her grandchildren. She could never say NO to them or anyone who needed a shoulder, hug or an ear.

Preceded in death by grandson, Austin Ashcraft; brothers, William and Paul Busson, she is survived by her daughter, Christine (Warren) Ashcraft of Doylestown; sons Brian Busson (Jonna Calhoun) of Barberton; Jeremiah Roberts (Katie Workman) of Wadsworth; grandchildren Aubrey, Abby and Andy Ashcraft, Tyler Busson, Paul, Hayleigh, and Jase Roberts; sisters Barbra North and M. Beverly Lindner both of Doylestown many nieces, nephews, and many other family and dear friends.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 12 to 3 p.m. at the Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 132 N. Portage St., Doylestown, OH, 44230.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home in care of the family.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-658-2211) 

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January 26, 2020

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home
132 N. Portage St.
Doylestown, OH 44230


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132 N. Portage St., Doylestown OH 44230
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