Obituaries

Rita Mae Smith

December 2, 1939 - November 26, 2018

Rita Mae Smith

Obituary

Rita Mae Smith, 78, formerly of Belvidere, IL and currently a resident of Florissant, MO, passed away November 26, 2018. She was born December 2, 1939 in Elk Mound, WI, the daughter of John and Agnes (Zimmer) Mousel. Rita attended high school in Rockford and Belvidere then married her sweetheart, Donald V. Smith, shortly after. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and other family, crafting, sewing, cross stich, having her name known around the local diner, and coloring in her older years.

Rita is loved and will be missed by her children, Dan (Lisa) Smith of Elkhorn, WI and Julie Vollmer of Florissant, MO; siblings, Laverne (Mildred) Mousel, Elaine (Sam) Sirovina, and Marilyn (Craig) Auman; grandchildren, Joshua (Jenn) Smith, Katelyn (Dan) Leach, Kyria (Adam) Branaugh, and James (Kelli) Vollmer; great-grandchildren, Lena and Reid Leach, Paige Smith, and Maeve Branaugh; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandson, Jacob “Jake” Vollmer; brothers, Gerald, Reynold, Jack, David, and Bernard Mousel; and sister, Donna Petrovich.

The funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church. A visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories. Memorial contributions under Rita’s name may be made out to Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA), 161 N Clark St #3550, Chicago, IL 60601. To light a candle or share a condolence please visit www.AndersonFCS.com

Service Schedule

Monday, December 3, 2018

Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services

218 West Hurlbut Ave
Belvidere, IL 61008

815-544-2616

A visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018
11:00 am

St. James Catholic Church

The funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at St. James Catholic Church.

Highland Garden of Memories

Burial will be at Highland Garden of Memories.

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We are so sorry for your Mom’s passing. Much love and prayers.

Regan and Jim Homan 2018-12-03T09:17:31

Dan, Lisa. & Julie,
Our sympathy to all of you and your family.
I will try to make it to the visitation, but I am on oxygen 24/7 and do not get around that well.
We just wanted you to know that you have our sympathy and we are thinking of you.
Bob & Pat VanDyke

Bob VanDyke 2018-12-02T11:42:28

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