Rita Fortner

Rita Marie Meadows Fortner, 52, of Chesapeake, VA, formerly of Hinton, WV, entered into eternal rest on Friday, August 28, 2015, at the Chesapeake General Hospital following a sudden illness.

Born January 1, 1963, at Hinton, she was a daughter of the late Bobby Lee and Betty Jean Foster Meadows.

Rita's life was spent taking care of others as a certified nursing assistant or a homemaker, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed cooking, baking, camping, and the outdoors.

Rita was preceded in death by one sister, Barbara Susan Chaney.

Those left to cherish her memory include her companion, Richard “Ritchie” Carlsen; one son, Eugene Folmer of Norfolk, VA; one daughter, Tiffany Campbell and husband, Matt, of Ronceverte, WV; three grandchildren, Jakob, David, and Adam Campbell; two brothers, Bill Meadows and wife, Kathy, of Bellepoint, WV, and Danny Meadows of Norfolk, VA; one sister, Dixie Palmer and husband, Wayne, of Meadow Bridge, WV; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 PM on Thursday, September 3, 2015, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel in Hinton with Pastor Robbie Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Ett Willey Cemetery on Zion Mountain.

Friends may call from 12 PM until time of the service on Thursday at the funeral parlors.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com.

Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary originally published in the September 1, 2015, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

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