Rita L. Bott

Age: 87 of Haddonfield, NJ

Rita L. Bott (nee Myers) born in Camden, NJ. A long-time Haddonfield resident, passed away at her home on Feb. 13, 2023, with her family by her side. Now she is at peace with her Lord.

Rita is survived by Lew, her loving husband of 64 years; her cherished children Suzanne Waltimyer of Haddonfield and David Bott of Haddon Heights; her dear sister Kay Cauley of Ocean City, her adoring grandchildren Ryan and Tyler Waltimyer and Brandon Bott. She will also be sorely missed by many nieces, nephews and friends.

Rita was a 1953 graduate of Haddon Heights High School, where she and Lew were high school sweethearts. After graduation she worked as a secretary at Campbell Soup, general offices in Camden. While raising her family, she was an active home room mother at the Elizabeth Haddon School for several years. She completed her working career as a Program Coordinator at Rutgers University Camden Psychology Department, retiring in 1998. She and Lew vacationed frequently in Mexico (her favorite was Puerto Vallarta), also on the West Coast, as well as weekends at their Pocono home.

Rita’s family will receive friends on Saturday, February 18th at 11-11:45am at Kain-Murphy Funeral Services, 15 West End Ave. Haddonfield, NJ 08033; where her funeral services will immediately follow at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, charitable donations in Rita’s name may be made to Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice Mt. Laurel, NJ.