Mrs. Graves was a dedicated wife, the best mama in the world, and the most loving grandma and Gigi.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert M. and Bernice L., nee Hayden, Horn; and her sister, Carolyn L. Shipley
Surviving are her loving husband of 48 years, Herbert L. Graves, whom she married on December 31, 1968;
three children, Angela S. (John) Snyder,
Steven R. (Lori) Graves,
and Julia (Jerry) Fisher;
four step-children, Sherry Giles, Cynthia Conley,
Robert G. Graves,
and Jeffery Johnson;
and two sisters, Marilyn (Lee) Rich of Carlyle, IL,
and Brenda Cohen of California;
and nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 to 1 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 4, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Ernest Graves officiating.
Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
Herb & Family, We’re so sorry to hear of Rita’s passing. She was always such an upbeat, happy, kind person who was all about her family. You have our deepest sympathy. Roy & Bernice Northcutt
Roy & Bernice Northcutt, Worden, IL, 62097
My beautiful Mama Rita. I’m heartbroken I didn’t get to say goodbye. But I know you are watching over me now and instead of me being your “angel” you are now mine. I wish everything I did made you strong and hopeful and helped you thru the days. I am glad He has taken you home and you can now rest in His arms and have no more pain. To the family, you all know how I felt. I love you all so much. Words cannot express…..
Chris Klotz, O FALLON, IL, 62269