Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Anita Louise (Riedlinger) Hollinger

Anita Louise (Riedlinger) Hollinger, age 65, of Tiro, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, August 9, 2020 following a series of short illnesses.

Anita was born on September 16, 1954 in Carey, Ohio to the late Raymond and Waunita (Spitler) Riedlinger. She was a graduate of Plymouth High School. Throughout her working career, Anita had worked for Plymouth Police Department, Sutton Bank, and the North Central Electric Company, both in Attica. While working, Anita also volunteered for Attica as an EMT. Together with her husband, John, they enjoyed visiting the lake and boating. They also loved traveling to visit various family members.  She was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Shelby.

Anita is survived by her siblings: Bob Riedlinger of Plymouth, Bill (Susan) Riedlinger of Attica, and Dorothy Boyer of Lucas; 2 sisters in law: Shirley Riedlinger of New Haven and Mary Riedlinger of Plymouth; and numerous nieces, nephews, other realtives, and friends. In addition to her parents, Anita was preceded in death by her husband: John W. Hollinger on July 25, 2016; 2 brothers: Charles Riedlinger and Thomas Riedlinger; and 2 infant sisters: Rita Jean and Cozette Irene.

Family and friends are welcome on Friday, August 14, 2020 from 6 pm until the time of the Rosary service at 7:45 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at 11:30 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby with Fr. Chris Mileski officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery in Willard. Memorial contributions may be made to Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church and left in the care of the funeral home.

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, both the family and the funeral home wish that everyone remains safe. Therefore, we ask that visitors be mindful of current restrictions and pay respects appropriately and promptly, without linger.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Holly Korbas says:

    I am so sorry and shocked to read of Anita’s passing. She was a sweet and caring person and I will miss her…

  2. Julie M Finnegan says:

    Our neighbor, Anita, was a sweet, kind, loving person and we have been blessed by knowing her and calling her our friend. We are so saddened by her death and will miss her very much. She had many ailments and sufferings, but I never heard her complain. It was an honor for me to bring her Holy Communion on Sundays for many years. Eternal rest grant unto, Anita, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her!

  3. Esta Polachek says:

    Prayers of comfort to Anita’s family. I graduated with her from Plymouth High School. I also worked with her for a short time. Anita was a very smart person, but she was also a kind and caring person. I hope you all have good memories of her, until you meet again.

  4. Cindy Pullum says:

    So saddened to hear about the passing of Anita. She was such a kind hearted person In our class of 1973. Always had a smile of her face and was a friend to all. Prayers and thoughts are with all of her family and friends. Hold on to your memories close in heart.

  5. Jacki and Bill Soles says:

    We are so sorry for ya’r loss… Have so many good memories of good times with Anita…. I’ll always remember her smile and laughter.. She cared about her family and friends so very much…. I’ll miss calling and talking to her on the phone… We loved her and will miss her… Love to all her family and friends…

  6. Madelyn says:

    I want to extend my Deepest Sympathy to her Family, I was a neighbor that lived above the hill on her road. She was a nice person.

  7. Mary Fleure says:

    I was shocked when I picked up the Hub. Anita just texted me she got out of the hospital and would call me when she was feeling better. Anita ran with Seneca County EMS and was one of the original squad members. She was Captain for over 25 years. She gave a lot of herself to public service. I came in on the second bunch in 1981. We have been friends since then. Anita was a very caring person. She was thoughtful of others always. I will miss our telephone calls chatting about the old days and the laughs we shared. She loved her kitty and watching the wildlife from her home. Many great memories and now she is with John. My deepest sympathy

  8. Darlene & Bob Mortensen says:

    We were very sad to learn about Anita’s passing. What a sweet & caring lady she was. Over the years our family had became close to her, especially after the passing of the love of her life. We always felt bad to see her struggle with the emptiness she felt. We will truly miss all our little chats & text between us, and we’ll truly miss all her personal Xmas letters & Easter & Bday & Anniversary cards we always looked forward to reading them, what a talented writer she was, she made you feel as if you were a part of her life. She took the time to personalize each and everyone of them. She was some very special lady to us and we will sadly miss her. Our prayers and thoughts
    The Mortensen’s

  9. Cindy & Richard Baugh says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Anita’s passing. She was a such a sweet & kind person! For every holiday she would always send the cutest texts to celebrate that holiday. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family in this time of sorrow.
    Cindy & Richard Baugh

  10. Diane Dov says:

    I was so sad to hear of Anita’s passing. She was always so kind and sweet. She had a great sense of humor and I’m sure she’ll be greatly missed by many loved ones.

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