- Published: May 17, 2012
Rita Colbert, resident of Yellow Springs since 1950, died on May 6 at the age of 85 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Rita was born in Newark, N.J. on June 28, 1926. She was a graduate of Antioch College and a successful businesswoman. While working as an importer, she became an expert on ethnographic and pre-Colombian art. She was also a long-standing member of the Shakespeare Club and the Glen Helen Association, or GHA, spending many hours as a volunteer in the GHA Nature Shop.
Rita was the cherished wife for 64 years of the late Charles Colbert, the beloved mother of Kim Colbert, the late Shelley Colbert, Michele (José Junquera) Colbert, the late Cary Colbert, and Tod (Susie) Colbert. She is survived by her loving grandchildren Benjamin and Spencer Beggs, Max and Zachary Junquera and Lauren Colbert.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Glen Helen Association