Rita Stringfellow

1956 - 2020 | Sheffield

Rita will always be remembered for her love of life and determination to make the most of any opportunity. To think of her dancing with abandon to her favourite music will always bring a smile to those of us lucky enough to share those times with her…

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Rita will always be remembered for her love of life and determination to make the most of any opportunity. To think of her dancing with abandon to her favourite music will always bring a smile to those of us lucky enough to share those times with her. With quiet determination, she made things happen. In her last few years, her illness did not hold her back. Rather than hiding away and cushioning herself from harm, she went on some great trips and grabbed every opportunity to spend time and have fun with family and friends. I am sure we can all remember her gesticulating as she became more and more animated with every glass she drank. She has left a huge hole in all our lives but we will all have that special song or special place which will remind us of her. Let us remember her with a smile.

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Donation in memory of

Rita Stringfellow



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Current total raised

£1462.78

GiftAid £290.70

£200.00

15/12/2020

£21.60

+ £5.40 GiftAid

Mick Bennett

14/12/2020

£21.60

+ £5.40 GiftAid

Susan Wilson

14/12/2020

I feel privileged to have known you as a friend and will treasure the things we did together. Mick wishes he had known you longer. Fond memories of you dancing and Leopold Square in the summer. Plus the Showroom and lunch at Mamas and Leones. Always in our hearts.

£54.60

Sue Carrott

14/12/2020

Will miss you so much. A dance and a glass of wine will always remind me of you. Hope your on your Thunder Road. Sue X With love and happy memories from your Thunder Road duet partner. Rob X

£100.00

+ £25.00 GiftAid

Carol Mansell

14/12/2020

Rita was an amazing lady.She was fun to be with, kind, thoughtful and determined to lead life to the full. It was a joy to watch her dance, whatever the style she made it her own. She loved the sun and learnt Spanish to be able to converse in the quieter small villages of Spain. When she became more home based she learnt to knit, with occasional trips to the nearby wool shop for help. Nothing was too much of a challenge, hot air balloon trip, no problem. We will all miss her, and will treasure our own particular memories of a very special lady.

Tracey Tomlin

13/12/2020

Keep dancing Reet 😘

£10.00

+ £2.50 GiftAid

Audrey Shaw

13/12/2020

To a long and valued family friend

£25.00

+ £6.25 GiftAid

Paul Barlow

12/12/2020

Anna Longman

11/12/2020

Joanna Laver

11/12/2020

I am so glad to have met Rita (as I did on many occasions as a wonderful friend of my sister). She was so full of interest and enthusiam - for enjoyment, dancing, exploring, travel...to name but a few. Rita you were, and are, a true and bright inspiration to so many, in the way you participated fully in everything you did, grabbing the moment and engaging with life.

£100.00

Mike Fleming

07/12/2020

Anonymous

03/12/2020

£21.60

Sandra Waters

01/12/2020

I met Rita at a Spanish class and enjoyed her company greatly. Her love of life and her family shone through and she will be missed at our weekly lessons.

Thomas Packer

01/12/2020

Rhiannon Allison

01/12/2020

Anonymous

01/12/2020

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Maxine Adrian-Fleet

01/12/2020

Remembering a fine, brave and beautiful woman xx

Victoria Wood

01/12/2020

Rita was a big part of my early 20s and I am so sorry to hear she's passed away. Sending love to Mike and Adam, and the rest of her family. x

£54.60

+ £13.65 GiftAid

Sally Laver

30/11/2020

Thank you Rita for all the laughter, love and late, late night, wine fuelled, conversations.... Going away with Rita was always fun and often full of surprises - she was never one to shy away from a bit of adventure. Rita was such a generous spirited, positive woman and I will miss her dreadfully - she will always be in my heart.

£20.00

Claire Roberts

30/11/2020

I know Rita from attending Spanish classes with her. She was such a warm, friendly person. I always enjoyed hearing about her adventurous travel and holidays.

£20.00

Jill Martin

30/11/2020

For the last 3 years I have attended Spanish lessons with Rita. Her sense of fun, positivity, and determination to live life to the full has been an inspiration. I will miss her. Condolences and thoughts are with her family.

£193.23

+ £48.31 GiftAid

Mike Fleming

30/11/2020

My darling Rita has left a hole in my life but now there are happy memories in her place.

WENDY MUSTILL

29/11/2020

Anonymous

26/11/2020

With fond memories from Rita's Feet First days , from John and Fran

£25.00

+ £6.25 GiftAid

KATE McRAE

26/11/2020

Remembering Rita, whose strength of will was an inspiration.

£30.00

+ £7.50 GiftAid

Helen Shaw

25/11/2020

The person I have had the most fun with ever. Some great trips and some lovely memories. The seagull pinching your ice cream in Jersey Dancing in La Paloma, Barcelona Jumping over the bonfire in Methana Rainy days in Orkney Dancing with Feet First in Whitby The quiet of Ravello Drinking cocktails on Capri A glorious walk in Tenerife I will miss you.

£30.00

Sandra Eyre

25/11/2020

Its a comfort to know that Rita was so well cared for at St Lukes. Rita was a special person & will be so sadly missed. Am glad we were able to meet up even for a few times over the summer now they are my last memories of her. Lovely Rita, special lady xxx

£21.60

+ £5.40 GiftAid

Christine Storrs

25/11/2020

£21.60

+ £5.40 GiftAid

Lynda Britton

24/11/2020

Remembering all the fun and laughter from the many Sheffield gatherings and our group holiday on the Isles of Scilly. You will be greatly missed Rita. With love Lynda & Norman xx

£13.00

+ £3.25 GiftAid

Ann Swinburn

24/11/2020

In peace and with love.

£148.35

+ £37.09 GiftAid

Derek Metcalfe

24/11/2020

Rita , miss you deeply . All my love , Derek

£13.00

+ £3.25 GiftAid

David Shaw

24/11/2020

£30.00

Tony Richardson

24/11/2020

    Thoughts

    Before covid I often used to chat to Rita at the gym where we did some of the same dance and yoga classes and was always uplifted by her positivity and vibrancy. My thoughts go out to all her friends and family who will miss such a lovely strong person so much.

    Added by Wendy Mustill - 29/11/2020