Rita Ann Green

December 9, 1920 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 101)


Rita Ann Green, 101, of Butler, passed away Friday, January 7, 2022, at Concordia Lutheran Ministries in Cabot.

Born December 9, 1920 in Canton, Ohio, she was a daughter of the late Raymond and Evelyn (Burke) Becherer.

Rita was a member of All Saints Parish, St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, where she served as an Eucharistic Minister until she was 90.

Always wearing a smile with a desire to remain active, she volunteered at the Butler VA Medical Center, the American Red Cross, the Butler Memorial Hospital, the Butler Meals on Wheels and the Sunnyview Home, after retiring from Bell Telephone in 1981 following 21 years.

Mrs. Green is survived by her sons, William J. Green of Sewickley and Robert M. Green of Butler.

Her daughter, Patrice (Gary) Franchuk of Butler.

Six grandchildren:  Luke Franchuk of Grove City; Sean (Rebecca) Green of Norfolk, VA; Brittany, Christopher and Riley Green also Aiden Masters, all of Florida.

1 great grandchild, Rudee Green.

A daughter-n-law, Christine Schroyer-Green of Florida.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, whom she married in 1943, he passed away in 1989; a son, Lenny Green; two sisters, Marylin Platis and Rita’s twin Jean McClancy; two brothers, Rev. Jim Becherer and William Becherer; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Becherer and a brother-in-law Tom McClancy.

Her advice to long life is to be nice to everyone and have a good time.

Visitation will be held at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Wednesday.  A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am, at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 127 Franklin Street, Butler.  Burial will be in St. Peter’s Parish Cemetery.

In Lieu of Flowers, Donation may be made to the Amyloidosis Foundation, the American Kidney Foundation or to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.


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January 12, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Geibel Funeral Home
201 E Cunningham St
Butler, PA 16001

Mass of Christian Burial
January 12, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Peter Roman Catholic Church (Franklin Street)

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