Rita Van Osdell
July 5, 1944  -  April 23, 2018

Rita Van Osdell

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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
11:00 am-2:00 pm
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Resthaven Funeral Home
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
2:00 pm
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Resthaven Gardens of Memory
11817 Jefferson Highway
Baton Rouge, LA  70816
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Rita Van Osdell, age 73, a native of Saint Stephens, AL and a resident of Baton Rouge, LA passed away on April 23, 2018.

Rita enjoyed playing the piano and singing in the choir. She also enjoyed her job and the people she worked with. Rita loved spending time with her friends, but family was the most important thing in her life.

She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Walter H. Van Osdell, Jr.; her children, Derek Overstreet and wife Kim, Kirby Overstreet and wife Kristie, and Tonya Overstreet Johnson; her grandchildren, Cody Overstreet, Abby Overstreet, Grace Overstreet, Joseph Overstreet, and Lauren Johnson; and her siblings, Tommy Johnson and Karen Bumpers.

Rita is preceded in death by her father, TC Johnson; and her mother, Earline Schramn.

Visitation will be held at Resthaven Funeral Home, 11817 Jefferson Hwy, Baton Rouge, LA on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 11:00am until funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial will immediately follow in Resthaven Gardens of Memory.

Pallbearers will be Dax Bumpers, Lex Bumpers, Cody Overstreet, Ramie Johnson, Jeff Johnson, and Joe Robinson.

Family and friends may sign the online guestbook or leave a personal note to the family at www.resthavenbatonrouge.com.

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  1. David McLemore
    , LA

    Kirby, I am sorry to hear about your mother. I am praying for you and your family. God Bless.

  2. Sam Rachal
    St. Francisville, LA

    Mr. Sonny, Tonya, Kirby and Derek, I was so sad to hear of mrs. Rita’s passing. I will always remember those days spent sitting in the bay window in the kitchen sipping on sweet tea and laughing hysterically at all of mine and Tonya’s crazy adventures!!! She will always hold a special place in my heart! She will truely be missed! Much love to you all!!!

  3. Sarah M. Green
    Baton Rouge, LA

    There are no words that I can say for such a great lady. She was my sunshine every morning I came into LWH. My deepest sympathy to her beautiful family. Will always keep you in my heart. May God keep you all wrapped in His arms.

  4. Anne Hill
    , LA

    My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. May the "...Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort..." be with you during this time of sadness. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) ~
    (Psalm 83:18)

  5. Nora Neel
    Columbus, GA

    Rest In Peace my precious cousin. My heart is broken. You will be missed.

  6. Sandra Petty
    Prairieville, LA

    For the family of Rita, She was such a beautiful and sweet lady, and will truly be missed. I will always remember our morning chats, and was happy to be able to work for her in the lobby during her chemo treatments. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Sue Horton
    St Francisville, LA

    Tonya and family. I know how devistated you are and my prayers reach out for everyone in your family. She will be missed but her legacy is your beautiful daughter. Sending love

  8. Bo and Edie Harrison
    Selma, AL

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for each of you.

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