Rita Joann (Stearns) Lohman | News, Sports, Jobs


SALINEVILLE – Rita Joann (Stearns) Lohman, 51, of Salineville passed away on Friday November 5, 2021.

Rita was born in Beloit, Ohio on April 9, 1970, daughter of the late Charles W. Stearns and Jean G. (Goodman) Stearns.

Having lived most of her life in the area, Rita graduated from West Branch High School Class in 1988. She worked as a dispatcher for the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office. She had also worked at one time for the EOCC in Lisbon as well as for many years at the Columbiana County Jail.

Rita loved her animals. She was affectionately known as the Mad Cat Lady by her friends and family.

Rita is survived by her husband Fred Lohman whom she married on January 5, 2007; two sons: Hoyt Lucas of Canfield and Hunter Lohman of Salineville; one daughter: Sierra Lucas of Salem, one daughter-in-law: Miranda Canada of Morgantown W.Va .; one brother: Kenny Stearns and two sisters: Dorothy Stearns and Beverly Stearns.

Services will be held at the Kerr Watson Funeral Home in Salineville on Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 6 p.m. with Reverend Tim Cashen and Reverend Jim Midcap officiating.

The family will be present to receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 4 p.m. until service time at 6 p.m.

Rita adored and fully supported all first responders, including her beloved local unit dogs. The family is asking for donations to be made on their behalf to the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Dog Fund to benefit the K9 unit. “Hunter.” 105 South Market St Lisbon OH 44432

Family and friends can view this obituary, leave their condolences online, order flowers and make memorial donations at www.kerrwatsonfh.com or by visiting the funeral homes Facebook page.


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