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Rhea D. Van Antwerp

Rhea D. Van Antwerp (nee Toth), 63, of Elyria, and formerly of Lorain, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, Lorain.

She was born June 16, 1949 in Elyria, attended Elyria High School and was a former employee of Lorain Products. Rhea enjoyed reading and crocheting and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was also a fan of local speedway racing and was a Harley Davidson enthusiast.

Rhea is survived by her daughters, Carol L. Van Antwerp and Marie D. Van Antwerp, both of Elyria and Victoria S. (David) Layne of Sheffield Village; son, Shawn E. Van Antwerp of Elyria; grandchildren, Nicholle Van Antwerp, Sebastiano and Giovanna Layne and Trinity and Harley Van Antwerp; brother, Mike (Lois) Toth of Elyria; niece, Nikki Cleary and nephew Gary Toth.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor Toth and Eleanor Moore.

Friends will be received Thursday, January 31, 2013, from 4 P.M., until the time of a 7 P.M. prayer service, at Dicken Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 323 Middle Ave. Elyria.

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