Rita Elizabeth Arbaugh

August 16, 1961 - July 22, 2023

Rita Elizabeth Arbaugh, 61, of Whitmer, West Virginia passed away Saturday, July 22, 2023.

She was born August 16, 1961 at Elkins, West Virginia and was the daughter of the late Shelva β€œSis” Cross and Ronald L. Cross of Beverly, West Virginia.

She was a store manager of 7-11, and worked at Canaan Valley Lodge. She was a member of the Whitmer United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday School.

On September 7, 1977, she married Stephenson β€œSteve” Arbaugh, who preceded her in death on February 13, 2022. A grandson, Caleb Steven Luke Arbaugh, preceded her in death on December 31, 2019, and a brother, Ronald Cross and a sister, Edna Cross, also predeceased her.

Surviving are –

Two daughters –

Monica Arbaugh, (husband, Donnie Mcle) of Philippi, West Virginia

Jessica Runion (husband, Preston β€œP.J.”) of Broadway, Virginia

Three grandchildren –

Raquel Rice (husband, Fred)

Kayanna Rudy

Preston S. Runion

Three sisters –

Paula Teter (husband, Delbert) of Whitmer

Greta Nelson (husband, Ronnie) of Whitmer

Rhonda Teter (husband, the late Wes Teter) of Whitmer

A Number of Nieces and Nephews and her Sunday School Children

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday, July 28, 2023 at the Whitmer United Methodist Church, where a funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM Saturday, July 29.

Interment will be at the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Whitmer.

Memorials may be made to the family, 127 Beech Avenue, Philippi, WV 26416.