Rita Marie (Shrider) McIntyre

November 22, 1950 ~ June 27, 2022 (age 71)


Rita Marie McIntyre, 71, of Mount Perry, passed away at 12:08 p.m. Monday, June 27, 2022, at Genesis Emergency Department in Zanesville. Rita was born November 22, 1950, in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Walter Raymond and Mary Josephine (Hursey) Shrider. She was a 1968 graduate of Sheridan High School and received a Bachelor’s degree of Education from Capital University and a Master of Education from Ashland University. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Zanesville. Rita taught art from 1973-2004 in Northern Local School District. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Perry County Retired Teachers Association. Rita enjoyed growing flowers, painting, and taking pictures. Rita loved family gatherings and sharing a meal with her loved ones. She grew up playing softball and her love of sports didn’t stop there. In college she was on the bowling team at Capital University and even learned to play golf later in life. Yet through all her hobbies and interests, Rita’s passion to teach and help students discover their love of art gave her an immense amount of joy. She was a constant loving supporter and companion of her mother upon the passing of her father. Rita is survived by her son, Jonathan K. McIntyre of the home; her siblings, Randy Shrider of Marietta, Ron (Candace) Shrider of New Concord and Rayna (Terry) Williams of Hamilton, Ohio; a sister-in-law, Deborah McIntyre of Zanesville; many nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Jo Lynn Thompson. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip McIntyre (2019); a sister-in-law, Rita (Dupler) Shrider; and a brother-in-law, Kevin McIntyre. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2022, at the Bope-Thomas Funeral Home in Somerset and one hour prior to the service at the church. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2022, at the Somerset United Methodist Church, 139 E. Main St., Somerset, Ohio with the Rev. Karen Walters officiating. Burial will follow in Community Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Perry County Senior Center, 520 1st St., New Lexington, Ohio 43764.


July 8, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bope-Thomas Funeral Home
203 S. Columbus St.
Somerset, OHIO 43783

Funeral Service
July 9, 2022

10:00 AM
Somerset United Methodist Church
139 E. Main St.
Somerset, OH 43783

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