Mrs. Arterburn worked in the maternity and medical records departments at St. Elizabeth Hospital and retired after 20 years of service to care for her grandchildren. Mary Rita loved to travel, especially with her husband Tom. She was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, and the St. Clair County Women’s Club. She was a loved and dedicated wife, mother, and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas “Tom” J. Arterburn; and her parents, Robert and Adele, nee Wiegers, Nolan.
Surviving are a son, Thomas R. (Adriana) Arterburn;
two grandchildren, Katy and Patrick Arterburn;
a brother-in-law, Robert Arterburn;
a sister-in-law, Pat Thomas;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Urban Programs. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, 2022, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Burial will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.