Animals Pets 10

Rita Harper Minshew

January 31, 1950 ~ October 25, 2020 (age 70)




Rita Harper Minshew

Deep Run

Rita Harper Minshew, 70, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at UNC Lenoir.

Rita was a graduate of South Lenoir High School and East Carolina University where she graduated with a Master’s Degree in Library Science.  She was a teacher and librarian in Lenoir and Wayne County Schools.  After she retired in 2003 from the school system, she worked part-time as librarian at the Heritage Place at LCC.   Rita always had a passion for animals, especially dogs and cats.

Rita was preceded in death by her father, Leo Harper and sister, Sue Harper.

She is survived by her mother, Ronelle Harper; brother Greg Harper and wife Dawn; nephew, Donovan Harper; niece, India Harper and great-nephew, Evan Harper.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lenoir County SPCA.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at Pinelawn Memorial Park in Kinston.

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Graveside Service
October 27, 2020

3:00 PM
Pinelawn Memorial Park, North Carolina, Kinston

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