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Rita F. Campbell

July 6, 1949 ~ January 3, 2018 (age 68)



Rita F. Campbell, 68, of Bloomingdale, OH passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Gables Care Center.  She was born in Steubenville on July 6, 1949 a daughter of the late Liberato and Livia Della Penna DeSimone.  She retired from the former Big Bear Grocery Store, where she had worked in Loss Prevention, after 25 years of service.  She had an associates degree from Jefferson Technical College in business administration. She was a graduate of the former Jefferson Union High School and was involved with “Amazing Grace Pillow Case Angels”.  Rita was an avid shooter at Jefferson Sportsman Club, an amazing cook, knitter and seamstress.  She excelled in everything she did.  Her cookies will be missed by many. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her brothers Johnny and Joseph DeSimone and several half sisters and brothers.  Rita is survived by her husband David H. Campbell; daughters Christine (Bob) Ware of Steubenville and Nataliegh White; son Christopher (Mickey) Lash of Richmond, OH; brothers Steve DeSimone of Richmond, OH and Tony (Linda) DeSimone of Carrollton, OH; sisters JoAnn Truini and her companion Bill of Brandon, FL and Anna Kuzmich of New Philadelphia, OH; sister-in-law Collen DeSimone of Clayton, GA; 9 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.  Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Road, Wintersville, OH on Sunday, January 7, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. and from 4 p.m. until time of service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Mike Browning officiating.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Amazing Grace Pillow Case Angel




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