WELLINGTON/SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - Mary Jane Pitt Oberhansly, 52, died suddenly at her home, January 19, 2002, in Springfield, Mo. Former resident of Wellington.
She was born January 9, 1950 in Roosevelt, to Lyall E. Pitt and Beulah Ann Burke Pitt. She married A. Wade Oberhansly June 15, 1968. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. Louis, Missouri LDS Temple on June 15, 2001.
She was an active member of the LDS church, and loved serving in her Relief Society and Primary callings. Her family was her life. She was a homemaker and a "stay at home Granny." She loved flower gardening and yard work of all kinds. She was known for having the greenest lawn and cleanest house in town.
She gave every project she had 100 percent and would not quit until the job was finished. She loved spending time with her granddaughter, and they will always have a special bond.
Mary Jane will be missed dearly by her friends and family.
She is survived by husband; two children, Christopher (Holly) and Kim (Russell) Jones; granddaughter, Britni Ross Jones, all of Springfield, Mo.; and beloved cat "Sweetie". She was preceded in death by parents; one brother; and daughter, Marcie.
Services were Wednesday, Jan. 23, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Springfield, Mo. Burial, Greenlawn Memorial Gardens under the direction of Greenlawn Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Aid Fund.
PRICE - Our loving wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend, Margaret Price-Ruggeri, age 81, passed away Jan. 20, 2002 in Price.
She was born Nov. 24, 1920 in Helper to Thomas Henry and Evadne McGrew Price. Married A. John Ruggeri June 20, 1942 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper.
Margaret attended St. Mary of the Wasatch, Mercy Hospital School of Nursing and numerous art institutes.
In life, Margaret always listed her occupation as wife, mother and professional artist. She was deeply involved in numerous charitable and humanitarian activities throughout her adult life.
Survived by her husband, A. John Ruggeri, Price; son, John Price Ruggeri of Costa Rica; daughter, Evadne (Darrell J.) Goodhue of Carlisle, Iowa; AdMara Ruggeri-Smith (Thomas G.) of San Diego, Calif.; three granddaughters, Rachael Goodhue, Contessa Ruggeri and Veronica Ruggeri; four grandsons, John D. Goodhue, Thomas C. Goodhue, John M. Ruggeri and Thomas C. Ruggeri. Preceded in death by her parents; infant son; brothers, Verl T. and Jack Martin Price; and granddaughter, Rebecca Goodhue.
Funeral Mass Saturday, Jan. 26, 11 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Friday evening, 7:30 p.m., at Notre Dame Church in Price. Family will be at the church Friday and Saturday one hour prior to services. Committal service, Cliffview Cemetery, Price, under the direction of Mitchell Funeral Home.
The family acknowledges with gratitude the doctors, nurses, therapists and aides at Healthsouth rehabilitation Hospital of Utah, Highland Care Center of Salt Lake City and Castle Country Care Center of Price.
W.F. (Bob) Robirts
PRICE - Woodrow F. (Bob) Robirts, age 71, passed away Jan. 26, 2002 in a Salt Lake hospital.
Born May 1, 1930 in St. Maries, Ida., to Frank Robirts and Ola C. Lenock. Married LaVonna Christensen July 10, 1950 in Coeur d'Alene and they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 10, 2000 and also received a Papal Blessing from his Holiness, Pope John Paul II, to mark the occasion.
Member of the Catholic Church where he was a lector and instrumental in establishing the Lifeline Pregnancy Resource Center for Notre Dame Parish. His commitment to the Gospel of Life and to protecting the unborn was exemplary.
He was a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus and past Grand Knight. Member of Price Elks Lodge 1550 where he served as past Exalted Ruler, PSP and DD. Graduate of St. Maries High School Idaho and also served in the U.S. Army. After his retirement from the Association of Government in Price, Bob went on and attained his paralegal certificate. Bob was chairman of the American Cancer Society in Carbon County and will be dearly missed by a community of friends.
Survived by wife, LaVonna Robirts; daughter, Maren (Ed) Cadol; special grandchildren, Capricia (Jess) Wilder, Sean and Dustin Cadol; great-granddaughter, Taylor Wilder; brothers, Dale (LaRue) Robirts and John (Beverly) Robirts. Preceded in death by parents; and daughter, Leila Perri.
Funeral Mass Thursday, Jan. 31, 10 a.m., Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church. Vigil service Wednesday evening, 7:30 p.m., Mitchell Funeral Home where friends are welcome daily. Committal service, Price City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Notre Dame Church or the American Cancer Society.