Rita Poston

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Rita Ann Poston, nee Schaefer, 73, of Swansea, IL, born July 7, 1944, in Smithton, IL, died Friday, March 2, 2018, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Poston was a homemaker and a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She was also a member of the Perpetual Help Ladies Club and the Quilters Club at the church.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carla Sue; her parents, Clarence G. and Aleda, nee Horcher, Schaefer; a brother, Kenneth Schaefer; a sister, Jeanette Braun; a nephew, Ryan Braun; three sisters-in-law, Shirley (Paul) Sims, Elva McCoy, and Bonnie Walker; a brother-in-law, William Poston; and her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Adele and Virgil K. Poston.

Surviving are her husband of 50 years, Jim Poston, whom she married on May 16, 1967;
two daughters, Michelle (Scott) Pfau and Kristina Poston;
a granddaughter, Andrea Pfau;
two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Schaefer and Marianne Poston;
five brothers-in-law, George (Gloria) Poston, Kenneth (Miriam) Poston, James McCoy, Gerald Braun, Rich Walker;
many nieces and nephews;
and many cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made in the form of masses or to the St. Teresa Quilters Club.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral procession will leave at 9:40 a.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2018, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. David Darin and Msgr. Dennis Schaefer concelebrating.

Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



11 Comments on Rita Poston

Patricia Herrmann Schuetz said : Guest Report Mar 07, 2018 at 10:34 PM

Jim, Please accept our deepest sympathy at the loss of Rita. She was a wonderful soul and a treasure to all who met her. I was blessed to have her as a cousin. We will keep you in our prayers. God Bless!!

  • Bowie
  • MD
Kathy Lowe said : Guest Report Mar 07, 2018 at 6:59 PM

Krissy, my prayers are with you and your family for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person and is reflected in your kind, loving heart. Kathy Lowe

  • Jackson
  • MO
Chuck & Pat Levy said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Dear Jim and Family, Pat and I are very sorry for your loss. Sorry we couldn't attend the services because we are also having health issues. Love Chuck and Pat Levy

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jamie Sodko (Poston) said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2018 at 2:02 PM

I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful woman who touched so many people. My prayers and thoughts go out to everyone that knew this beautiful woman.

  • Ashley
  • IL
Cathy and Tim Sage said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2018 at 7:53 PM

Michelle Scott and Andria We are so sorry to hear of Your Mom and grandma passing! She was such a sweet person She will be dearly missed Cathy and Tim

  • Troy
  • Il
Margaret O'Connor said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2018 at 4:09 PM

Dear Michelle, I am so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Ellen Weis said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2018 at 2:33 PM

Michelle, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. We always have the fond memories of the loved ones that we lost. They are never far away from our thoughts.

  • Maplewood
  • MO
Barbara and Karl Bretz said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2018 at 4:35 AM

We are very sorry to hear of Rita's death. You have our sympathy. Barbara (Miriam's sister) and Karl Bretz

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Larry & Cherri Hollis said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2018 at 4:11 AM

Just heard of your loss. Our prayers are with you. Larry & Cherri

  • Franklin
  • WI
Ruth Billhartz said : Guest Report Mar 04, 2018 at 9:38 PM

Jim,sending my sincere condolences to your and your daughters. I am sorry I cannot tell Rita GoodBye. We are out of town Until Mar.13th,

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jennifer Morgan said : Guest Report Mar 03, 2018 at 8:44 PM

We will miss you every day, Aunt Rita. Love, Jennifer

  • Smithton
  • IL

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