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Rita "Oma" M. (Heutle) Baggott

February 1, 1938 ~ October 16, 2020 (age 82)



Rita M. “Oma” Baggott, of Hubbard, Ohio, formerly of Brookfield, Ohio, gracefully passed into the loving arms of her husband in Heaven at 6:05 AM Friday, October 16, 2020, while a patient of Caprice Health Care Center, North Lima, Ohio, following a period of declining health. She was 82.

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

She fell in love with a handsome military man by the name of James A. Baggott, Sr. They were married on November 28, 1970, in Germany, where she had worked as a store keep. 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, Ohio; her grandsons, RJ Leon, and Joey Baggott; and her 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, October 18, 2020, from 2-4 PM in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in the Washington Crossing National Cemetery, Newtown, Pennsylvania.

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Coordination of this tribute for Mrs. Baggott was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)

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Memorial Gathering
October 18, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Briceland Funeral Service
379 State Route 7 SE
Brookfield, OH 44403

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