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Rita "Oma" M. (Heutle) Baggott


Rita Baggott

Feb. 1, 1938 — Oct. 16, 2020 (age 82)

HUBBARD — Rita M. “Oma” Baggott, 82, formerly of Brookfield, gracefully passed into the loving arms of her husband in Heaven on Friday (Oct.16) while a patient of Caprice Health Care Center, North Lima, following a period of declining health. 

Rita was born on Feb. 1, 1938, in Maria-Steinbach, Germany, a daughter to Norbert and Maria (Hörger) Heutle.

She fell in love with a handsome military man by the name of James A. Baggott, Sr. They were married on Nov. 28, 1970, in Germany, where she had worked as a storekeeper. A short time later, they came to the United States.

She appreciated every moment that she was granted and absolutely loved being a homemaker for her family.

In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting, gardening and reading. She relished spending time with her family and being the life of the party. “Oma” especially adored her grandsons. You would always find her at their various activities.

Survivors include her children, Jeanette M. Leon (Bobby) of Brookfield and James A. Baggott, Jr., of McDonald; grandsons RJ Leon and Joey Baggott; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and by her beloved husband, James, on April 16, 2018.

A time of gathering to honor Rita’s life will be held on Sunday (Oct. 18) from 2 to 4 p.m in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, Pa.

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