Eleanora Gladys Hart
Rita Lou Pike


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Rita Lou Pike

  • Born: 8 Nov 1941, Cabell Co., West Virginia
  • Marriage: Robert Carroll Massie on 7 Nov 1963 in Kanawha, West Virginia
  • Died: 22 Jun 2008, Hunington, WV at age 66
  • Buried: Milton Cemetery, Hunington, WV

bullet  General Notes:

Named Rita Lou Pike at
Tiffany gave her name as Rita Pinkerman; however, Rita's son, in an email dated May 29, 2012, confirmed her maiden name as Pike. The Pinkerman must be part of "family stories" and is an understandable alternative.

From The Herald-Dispatch, Hunington, WV - (Jun/25/2008)
RITA L. SULLIVAN, 66, of Huntington, W.Va., passed away Sunday, June 22, 2008, at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation. Rita was born November 8, 1941, in Cabell County, West Virginia, the daughter of the late Oscar and Gladys Eleanora G. Hart Pinkerman. She was a retired beautician. Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at the Reger Funeral Chapel by Pastor David Clark. Burial will follow at Milton Cemetery. Rita is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert L. and Dayna Massie of Huntington, W.Va., Jay and Crystal Sullivan of Prichard, W.Va., and Michael and Anita Sullivan of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Rita and Paul Biser of Milton, W.Va; four grandchildren, Taylor and Caroline Massie, Drew Sullivan, and Joshua Biser; one brother, James Pike of Troy, Ohio; one sister, Jerry Pike of Huntington, W.Va.; three aunts, Barbara Hart, Lena Hodge and Jean Samuelson, all of Huntington, W.Va.; nieces and nephews Elizabeth Hobbs, Matt Romine, Rod, Louis, Jimbo, Kevin and Jay Pike. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2008 at the Reger Funeral Home, Huntington, W.Va.


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Occupation: Beautician.


Rita married Robert Carroll Massie, son of Willard (Gravy) Sasher Massie Sr. and Anna Winifred Hailey, on 7 Nov 1963 in Kanawha, West Virginia. (Robert Carroll Massie was born on 22 May 1916 in Lawrence Co., Ohio and died on 22 May 1982 in Charleston, West Virginia.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Register of Marriages: Kanawha Co., WV, page 75
#:1937, Date Issued: 11/4/1963, date married: 11/7/1963
Robert Carroll Massie, Divorced, age 44, born in Ohio, living at 15 Penn St, Wheeling WV
Rita Lou Pike, Ann., age 21, born in Cabell Co., WV, living at 10 Pauline Ct., Charleston, WV
Married in Charleston, WV by Rev Alfred E. Bennett

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