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Rita Botine

June 10, 1943 — January 6, 2022


Rita Rensi Botine, 78, of Hopedale, passed away on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at Trinity West, Steubenville, Ohio. She was born June 10, 1943 in Steubenville, Ohio a daughter of the late Raymond O. and Ruth Tripp Rensi.

Rita was a retired Emergency Department Secretary of the Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Cadiz, Order of the Eastern Star at the Queen Esther Chapter in Phoenix, Arizona. She was a 1961 graduate of Hopedale High School.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband that she married September 24, 1976, Larry Botine on February 12, 2009; her brother, Richard Rensi; and a sister-in-law, Marlene Botine Havlik.

Surviving are her daughter, Debi (Ralph) Bratrsovsky of Ft. Morgan, Colorado; 4 grandchildren: Rachel Wacker, Matthew, Greg and Rebecca Bratrsovsky; great granddaughter, Peighton Leigh Knight; a brother, Raymond Charles Rensi and wife Glenda of Dahlonega, Georgia; and sister-in-law: Verna Rensi, Hopedale, Ohio. Rita was truly blessed with having 2 families: Jack and Audrey Merryman, C. Mike Merryman, J. Pat Merryman, Shirley (Merryman) Taylor and Steve O. Merryman. Dear personal longtime friend, Dolly (Wallace) Tipton; nieces, nephews, cousins and a very special cousin, Carla (Patton) Skinner.

Per her request, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will take place at Greenwood Cemetery, Hopedale with Paul Giffin officiating at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hopedale V.F.D., P.O. Box 271, Hopedale, Ohio 43976.

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