Rita Paas

Rita Paas (Obetts)

September 7, 1931 - May 14, 2020
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PAAS – Rita Elizabeth Paas (Obetts), age 88, of Comstock Park, entered into eternal rest due to complications of COVID-19 on Thursday, May 14, 2020. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Helen Obetts; grandson, Michael Bevins Jr.; siblings, Richard (Mary) Obetts, Carl Obetts, Ray (Char) Obetts, Ed Obetts and Helen Louise Obetts; and brother-in-law, Ed (Lois) Paas. Rita is survived by her husband of 67 years, James N. Paas Sr.; her children, Jeanne (Michael) Bevins, Beth (Larry) Annable, James Jr. (Valerie) Paas, Julie Paas (Gary Vachon), Denise (Mark) Curtis, Mary (Ron) DeRade and Daniel (Jennifer) Paas; grandchildren, Abby (Matt) Pepper, Nicholas (Jill) Annable, Karl Annable, Tracy (Andy) Huizinga, Jennifer (Joe) Petack, Emily (Matt) Karas, Sarah Huber, Eric (Justine) Curtis; Andrew (Merrian) Curtis, Kelsey Curtis, James (Kara) DeRade, Hillary (Brandon) Zahrt, Daniel Paas, and Elizabeth Paas; great-grandchildren, Corwin Pepper, Jacob Pepper, Katharine Pepper, Wyatt Pepper, Lauren Annable, Bradley Annable, Peyton Petack, Reese Petack, Owen Petack, Kennedy Karas, Giuliana Curtis, Anthony Curtis, Aidan Curtis, Annie DeRade and Collins Zahrt; brother, Phil (Jackie) Obetts; in-laws, Barbara Obetts, Arlene Obetts, Nick (Gloria) Paas and Barb (Larry) Rector; many nieces and nephews. Rita is a graduate of the Comstock Park High School Class of 1949 and a longtime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. She was an avid reader and never missed Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and Lawrence Welk. Rita enjoyed knitting and loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A private visitation will be held Monday, May 18, 2020 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Beuschel Funeral Home with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Interment will be in Holy Trinity Cemetery. The Memorial Mass will take place at a later date at Holy Trinity Catholic Church. In memory of Rita, please consider donations to Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Meals on Wheels, or Michelle Lunn Hope Foundation.
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    Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery
    1200 Alpine Church Road
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Sharon Steffens

Posted at 05:10pm
Rita was an Election Inspector for Alpine Township for a number of years. She was a good and dependable worker. May she rest in peace.

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