Rita Nahirny

Mrs. Rita Gail Nahirny (Nee Battey) was born on July 17th, 1948 in Vernon, B.C. and was gently carried to the arms of Jesus, her Lord and Saviour on October 13th, 2006 at the age of 58 years, with her family by her side, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Rita will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Pete, to whom she was

married for 23 years, her daughter, Val (Mike) Ernst

of Vernon, B.C., her step-children: Terry (Alicia) Nahirny of

Neosho, Missouri, Mark (Keri) Nahirny of Vernon, B.C., Kyla (Tom) Nething of Longmont, Colorado and Paul Nahirny of

Bellingham, Washington, her precious grandchildren: Max, Avery, Gabriel, Ashley, Shiloh, Megan, Brianna, Elijah, Kierra, Kaitlyn and Katrina, her sisters and brother: June (Clarence) Kiehlbauch of Penticton, B.C., Bob Battey and Carol Nicholson, both of Vernon, B.C. as well as many beloved nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Rita was predeceased by her first husband, Danny Parker in 1972 and her parents, Bert & Pauline Battey. You are invited to share in a celebration of Rita’s life and Reception which will be held at Emmanuel Fellowship Baptist Church, 3412-15th Avenue, on Friday, October 20th, 2006 at 12:00 P.M. with Apostle Everton Weeks officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Rita to the Samaritan’s Purse, Operation Christmas Child, Box 20100, Calgary Place, Calgary, Alberta T2P 4J2. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C., V1T 8Z5 (250) 542-1187