Rita Jean Miller Rowand of Grafton, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at Grafton City Hospital. She was born in Grafton, daughter of the late Chester Miller and Frances Miller Russell. Rita graduated from Grafton High School, received an Associate’s Degree from Webster College. She worked at Westinghouse, Philips Electronics North America, retired from Philips Lighting. She enjoyed decorating cakes, baking and had a heart of gold. Rita is survived by her three children, Tim Rowand, Mark Rowand, Crystal Garrett (Bryan) seven grandchildren, Robby, Chad, Emily(Chris), Abby(Tyler), Drew(Lara), Zach and Grace; four great grandchildren, Jaden, Percy, Brink, and Hollis; one sister, Beverly Shoop; nieces, Dawn Gouldman (John) Cheryl Loffler. In addition to her parents, Rita was preceded in death by one sister, Sandra Miller Sacchetti; two brothers, David Randall “Randy” Miller and John Lynn Miller. Friends may call at Bartlett Funeral Home, 202 McGraw Ave., Grafton on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 4-8 PM. A Graveside Service will be held at Gladesville Cemetery on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at 11:00AM with Pastor Orville Wright officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Salvation Army 111 Beech St. Grafton, WV 26354 Online condolences can be sent at www.bartlettfuneralhomewv.com Bartlett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Rowand family.
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