Mrs. Degenhardt was a 20-year employee of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company before her marriage. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, Edwardsville, IL. Rita enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending time with her grandsons. She was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
Rita was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Martin C. Degenhardt, whom she married on April 28, 1962, and who died on December 5, 2005; her parents, Joseph and Anna Marie, nee Bauer, Glauber; one brother, Eugene (Ann) Glauber; and two sisters, Sister Francis Paula Glauber, SSND, and Margaret Virginia Glauber, in infancy.
Surviving are two daughters, Lynn (Jerry) Barnes of Creve Coeur, MO,
and Carol (Barry) Degenhardt-Basham of Belleville, IL;
two grandsons, Andrew and Eric Barnes;
a brother, Joe (Aurelia) Glauber of Belleville, IL;
and a sister-in-law, Hilde Degenhardt of Swansea, IL.
Memorials may be made to Lutheran Senior Services or to the American Heart Association. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 110 N. Buchanan St., Edwardsville, IL, with Father Jeffrey Goeckner officiating. Burial will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
JOE AND AURELIA
I JUST FOUND RITAS PASSING ON THE BND LATE NEWS. NOTRE DAME 42
ARE DWINGLING…BUT..IN A MUCH BETTER PLACE…
YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
ANITA BECHERER, SWANSEA, IL, 62226
Offering my sincere sympathy to Lynn, Carol and all the Degenhardt family. Rita was a wonderful neighbor and beautiful friend. May God bless you with comfort, peace and fond memories.
Evelyn Duffin, Waterloo , IL, 62298
Lynn and Carol you have our condolences, we lost a good friend and neighbor. Her cheerful smile and infectious laugh will be missed. May you find comfort with the memories. We are proud to have shared some time while in this world.
Jim and Lorna, Alhambra, Illinois, 62001