Rita was born in Joliet, Illinois and graduated from Lockport Township High School and Joliet Junior College. She was an accountant at Remotec Inc. in Oak Ridge, TN and after retiring moved with her husband to Tellico Village for 23 years. She and John traveled extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Rita was a member of the Community Church at Tellico Village.
Rita is survived by her daughters, Laura Hayes and Linda Levenhagen (Steven); grandsons, Ryan (Erin), Blake, and Alec; great grandson, John; and sister, Faye Schroll.
Rita enjoyed cooking, gardening, boating, reading, golfing, and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother and will be dearly missed.
Rita will join John at the Columbarium Garden at Tellico Village Community Church at a later date.
Arrangements Entrusted To: Sumner Funeral & Cremation Lakeside, Hendersonville, TN. 615-822-4442. www.sumnerfuneral.com.