Anita E. Rich, 89, of Zanesville, passed away at 6:10 PM Sunday December 9, 2012 at Forest View Health Center.
She was born September 21, 1923 in Zanesville the daughter of Paul and Marguerite Ballinger Brokaw. Anita was a homemaker who enjoyed music especially Big Band and Country and always wanted to be an Opera singer when she got older. One of her favorite all time singers was Gene Autry. Anita played guitar in her younger days.
A favorite hobby of Anita’s was genealogy and one of her proudest finds was her relationship to Tom Brokaw of NBC Nightly News. She also enjoyed anything to do with the sea, especially seagulls and light houses.
Anita is survived by grandsons: Brian Rich of Zanesville and Kevin Rich of Finley and Great Grandchildren: Natalie and Wayne Rich.
Preceding Anita in death were her parents, Husband: Franklin F. Rich who died September 16, 2009 and son: Larry Rich.
Visitation will be 12:30 PM until time of service at 2:30 PM Friday, December 14, 2012 at Bryan & Snider Funeral Home 2318 Maple Ave. with Pastor Mark Matzke officiating. Committal services will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Anita’s honor may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or Genesis Hospice and Palliative Care.
To share memories and condolences with Anita’s family please visit www.BryanSniderFuneralHome.com