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Rita Custer

June 30, 1956 ~ July 26, 2021 (age 65)



Age 65, formerly of Brookville, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Monday, July 26, 2021 following an extended illness.

Rita was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She had an unwavering faith in Christ. Rita worked 17 years for Panasonic before moving on to GTI in Greenville where she worked until retirement. She loved to shop, fish, and had a good eye for decorating. Rita was such a wonderful person who will be missed dearly by all the lives she has touched.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Michael Custer, Jr.; parents, Joe (Ruth) Riggs, and sisters, Donna Bergman & Mary Kennedy.

Rita is survived by her son, Dusty (Crystal) Rother; daughter, Kathy (Jason) Watts; grandchildren, Alexis Reeder, Bradley Reeder, Austin Watts, Logan Watts, Tucker Rother, Chance Rother, Tiarra Alford, Krislynn Hogan, Gage Hogan, Katie Crawford; sisters, Patricia  (Doyle) Campbell, Ora “June” Peer, Tammy Newman; brother, James Riggs; sister-in-law, Sherry Custer; best friend, Corie Miller, and numerous other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Rita will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, 12pm (noon) at Kreitzer Funeral Home, 204 N. Main St. Arcanum, OH 45304. A visitation will be held on Friday, July 30th, at the funeral home, from 5pm – 8pm. The burial will take place at Royal Oak Memorial Garden. Email condolences may be sent by going online to

Funeral Service


July 30, 2021

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kreitzer Funeral Home
204 N. Main St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

Funeral Service
July 31, 2021

12:00 PM
Kreitzer Funeral Home
204 N. Main St.
Arcanum, OH 45304

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