Rita’s total passion was her family and devotion to children. For anyone lucky enough to know her as “Nana”, they knew they were special, and she was magical. Rita loved to travel, dance, and listen to music. Her motto was “always keep moving” and she never wasted a day. Deeply missed will be her sweet British accent, beautiful smile, and loving heart.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rita M. Fuller; a sister, Maureen Staley; a sister-in-law, Chris Staley; a brother-in-law, Tom Tracey; and a cousin, John Pollock.
Surviving are her children, Lynn Beck (Robert) Chastain of Millstadt, IL, Beverly Beck (Steve) Kavookjian of Dadeville, AL, and Karen (Theodore Hirschfeld) Beck of Wake Forest, NC; six grandchildren, Brett (Jennifer Lee) Fuller and Random Fuller, Lauren (Brandon) Von Ohlen, Emily Chastain, Kelsey Kavookjian, and Steven (Kendall) Kavookjian; a son-in-law, William Fuller; a brother, Brian Staley; a sister, Pam Tracey; and many others that call her Nana.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Private family burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.